MODERN FAMILY'S JESSE TYLER FERGUSON DRESSES UP MARRIAGE EQUALITY WITH NEW CHARITY "TIE THE KNOT"

"Tie The Knot" Will Release Stylish Neckwear Seasonally To Benefit U.S. Organizations Fighting on Behalf of LGBT Civil Rights

LOS ANGELES, CA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 - Emmy Award® nominated actor, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and partner, Justin Mikita, have joined forces to launch Tie The Knot. Using a fun play on words, the new charity was founded to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of marriage equality in the United States through art, fashion and entertainment. Combining elements of humor, style and individuality—Tie The Knot will release a limited edition collection of neckwear each season. All proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will go directly to various organizations across the country, currently in the trenches fighting for civil rights.

Tie The Knot’s debut collection designed by Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be available exclusively online at The Tie Bar (www.TheTieBar.com) this November. Recognized for its new breed of neckwear, which is both versatile and affordable, The Tie Bar has partnered with Ferguson and Mikita in designing and manufacturing bow ties for Tie The Knot, which are set to retail at $25.00. To receive an email when the new “Jesse Tyler Ferguson for The Tie Bar” bow ties are on sale, sign up at www.tietheknot.org.

“Justin and I created Tie The Knot in the hopes that we soon see a day when millions of Americans across the country will have the basic civil right to marry the person they love,” said Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “When people purchase our bow ties, they’re raising funds that will help support marriage equality, and they’re doing it while looking damn good. I have been a big fan of The Tie Bar and have often worn their bow ties to various events so I am thrilled to be teaming up with them on this project. They have been a perfect companion on this journey bringing their savvy sense of fashion and high quality workmanship to the table. I can't wait for people to see what we have created!"  

Joining Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita on the Board of Tie The Knot is Craig Gartner of Gartner/Green Entertainment. Gartner is a former Endeavor agent who also has experience as a producer, before making his transition into the management landscape.

For more information on the fight for equal marriage rights, Tie The Knot will keep an active blog with up-to-date news and developments throughout the country on their website www.tietheknot.org. You can also follow Tie The Knot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TieTheKnotOrg), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TieTheKnotOrg) Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/TieTheKnotOrg) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/TieTheKnotOrg)


ABOUT THE TIE BAR:
Now one of the largest retail necktie companies, The Tie Bar has become known throughout the world for its quality men’s accessories at unbelievably low price points. As a neckwear industry leader, The Tie Bar continues to develop new styles and designs and has helped change the way young professional men think about style. The brand has been hailed by GQ Magazine and Esquire for its ability to predict and create neckwear trends and to develop new product offerings that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. The brand unveils new collections of ties, bow ties, tie bars and pocket squares every month to ensure a fashion-forward selection of products for its customers. Visit www.TheTieBar.com for more information on their products and follow them at @TheTieBar.com


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