111a Commercial St., E1 6BG
Founded in 1977 by Michael Drake, Jeremy Hull and Isabel Dickson, the original Drakes collection was comprised of mens quality scarves. A range of English handmade ties and printed silk handkerchiefs quickly followed, and today Drakes is the largest independent producer of handmade ties in England. Over the years the company has won prestigious accolades for design and export achievement, including the Queen’s Award for Export and the UK Fashion Export Gold Award for Outstanding Export Achievement.
The original vision and ethos for the company — to be truly international in terms of sales, with collections designed for a select range of luxury shops from the most conservative to the most fashionable world wide — is the same today as it was then. Drakes continues to eschew the drama of mere gesture so prevalent today, believing that true luxury is indeed the comprehension of quality.