In the fall of 2015, I sat at my work desk after getting the promotion I worked so hard for, and I realized that despite the successes I had in my corporate career, I was not making a real difference to the world.
I was not in a position to dedicate my life to building schools in underprivileged parts of the world. But, I could make a change by simply buying from companies who produced in socially responsible and sustainable ways.
At j.jackman, we make beautiful clothing fairly in Germany.
Our Berlin-based craftswomen on average earn 2 times the German hourly minimum wage. We do this because we believe honest, good work should be rewarded.
Also, the fashion industry takes a serious toll on our environment.
16% of all insecticides used worldwide are sprayed on cotton alone. Equally detrimental is the level of waste caused by throwing away low-quality clothes worn only a few times. The average German consumer discards a new piece of clothing in less than 3 years after it was purchased.
Our version of sustainability does not end at using locally produced or organic fabrics. We keep a small stock to reduce waste and design pieces you will love now and in 10 years from now.