Meet the Maker: Anna Runa 10

Anna Runa Ties

I started making ties while I was still in college, in the spring of 2010. A few fashion-forward friends asked me to make a couple bow ties to wear in their style blog they ran. I set up an Etsy page with a few ties. I went on vacation, and upon returning home found out they were all sold out. After graduating in 2012, I made my own website, AnnaRuna.com. A contributing writer for the New York Times got ahold of my website, and some of my products were featured in an article in the Thursday Style Section. I have been very busy ever since! I now sell online, in a few boutiques in KC, and do lots of custom and wedding orders. I am a born and raised Kansas Citian, and run the business myself, from conception to design to production to fulfillment.