Hello, friend! Welcome to Knotty Gal!
Despite what it may sound like, we are not a website for naughty business. We make knotted, handmade jewelry, right here in the New York area, and we love a good pun. ;-)
My mom and I started this company back in 2013 to raise money for the Bhandari Girls’ School in Bogra, Bangladesh, founded in 1962 by my great-grandfather, Mujibur Rahman Bhandari. He was a seriously cool guy! He was a social reformer and a progressive visionary, and he believed in the importance of girls’ education.
Today, the school has over 1,200 girls, but they’re having a tough time. There just aren’t enough resources to provide the girls with the quality education they deserve. So my mom and I decided we’d make some kickass jewelry and give a percentage of sales back to the school.
Between 10 and 15% of each Knotty Gal item goes directly to the Bhandari Girls’ School.
That’s pretty awesome news for you because for each piece of jewelry you buy, you’re helping make a tiny difference in the world. (Look at you, you do-gooder!) You're part of something bigger. Because for us, starting a socially conscious jewelry company wasn't a trend to piggyback off of; it was a chance to be an advocate for 1,200 young girls and a chance to continue my great-grandfather's legacy.
So thanks for helping us keep his memory alive. Thanks for helping us help girls around the world. And thanks for getting Knotty with us.
Photo courtesy of the Tory Burch Foundation