ULC’s tenant at our Santa Fe Ten property in the Santa Fe Arts District, Knotty Tie, was recently featured by Channel 7 News for their unique and socially responsible business model. Founded by Jeremy Priest and Mark Johnson, Knotty Tie designs and manufactures apparel like ties and scarves while simultaneously employing recently resettled refugees in Denver, Colorado. ULC has long been impressed by the incredible work of the Knotty Tie team and we are excited to see their business highlighted in our community. Check out the link here to learn more.
“We knew that more needed to be done to create intentional employment pathways,” Priest said. “So that the skills that arriving refugee populations had would lead to real professional opportunities … Using a for-profit business to lift up disadvantaged communities and working to improve the sustainability of consumer products. “For us, it’s really about focusing on impact, and that is our compass.”