Bowties is making a comeback not only with the elders and hipsters but also with the babies and kids. With the first day of school coming up parents want their babies to be dressed in their best. Enters Shima Sonson, owner of bowtie SonSon. She had a back to school event at Oakland Museum where she gave out free bowties to kids ages 3-8.
The kids had a great time with the bowties, even helping other kids placing them around their necks. The kids got a chance to get bowties for the first day of school. Shima states that she wants kids to be dressed nice for the first day of school, "I want this to be a tradition in the bay area."
For Sonson it is special for her because she has 9 brothers and nephews whom she holds in high regard. They were the inspiration for her bowties because she always wants her brothers and nephews to dress nice. That idea went from a family gift to now a black owned business that supports all nationalities.