The JANE & CLAY CO. Story
The JANE & CLAY CO. brand was created based on the inspiring work of two women, sisters Janeth and Clay. Janeth is a former model turned serial entrepreneur with a passion for both fashion and business. Her sister Clay is dedicated to community service, having grown up as a devout Christian with a strong belief in giving back to those less fortunate. Together, they form the JANE & CLAY CO. brand, which strives to make a difference in the lives of others by creating stylish, fashion-forward women’s bags, and donating the proceeds towards helping struggling single parent families in need.
Donating to Those Who Need it Most
Having been raised by a single mother in Mexico, Janeth and her sister saw first-hand the struggle that their own mother went through while trying to raise her children on a limited income without the support of another parent. Many single parents struggle to afford even basic necessities like food, water and adequate shelter, let alone other purchases like school supplies, books and toys. That’s why, when Janeth immigrated to the United States and started numerous successful businesses, she knew that she had to do something to make a difference in the lives of these families, having experienced herself the poverty that they face everyday. She started JANE & CLAY CO. as a way to make an impact on her community back in Mexico, by donating bags of food, water and other essentials to impoverished single parent families. Our commitment is to give back for each item we make. Our commitment: 10% of all of our profit is donated to these families in need.
This mission is the driving force behind all that we do at JANE & CLAY CO. Our company exists to support single parent families, and to bring awareness to this issue. While there are many charities that serve children and those living in poverty, single-parent households are often overlooked.
Click the video below to watch our Giving Tour story.
JANE & CLAY CO. was founded on the philosophy of donating bags of essential items like food, water and more to single parent households in need, but our brand has evolved to go deeper into the community.
We team up with local sources to conduct regular visits to orphanages and the homes of abandoned seniors. Our team takes notes on what their needs are and we work to meet those needs. We also spend time with them by having conversations or reading to them, to spread love in small and simple yet rewarding ways.
“You never know whose life you could change by the simple act of making a purchase and by sharing love and compassion”
Oftentimes, we don’t always think of the impact on others when we shop. With the advent of online shopping, it can be easy to buy whatever we need with just the click of a mouse, without regard to the impact (or lack of impact) that our purchases are having. When you buy a JANE & CLAY CO. bag, however, you can be proud that you’ve helped a single parent family in need; so you can shop to your heart’s content, knowing that your dollars have made an impact.
JANE & CLAY CO. bags are made out of quality, marine grade materials that provide you with a high value for your purchase. But we don’t just believe in providing value through our products - we also believe in the value of giving back.
JANE & CLAY CO. bags are made of ethical, high-quality marine grade materials that will elevate your look. Our bags are 100% eco-friendly made out of a luxury sustainable leather that is not only sustainable and responsibly made, but chic and stylish as well. Our unique bags show superior craftsmanship, with an attention to detail that is simply unmatched. Raise your standards while changing the lives of others.
We stand behind our products and guarantee everything we make for a full year of normal use.
Maria is a 35-year-old single mother of four children in Tijuana, Mexico. She struggles to make ends meet with four hungry mouths to feed and bills to pay. To put food on the table, Maria sells novelty items and snacks at a local market place, earning a few dollars a day, but barely enough to survive. Thankfully, Maria has recently come across the charity of a brand called JANE & CLAY CO. that provides necessities like food, clothing and books to single mothers and their families. Now, Maria’s children aren’t going to bed hungry at night and she is thankful for every small contribution that makes her family’s life easier.
Rosa is a 5-year-old girl living in a small community in Mexico. She is a happy little girl and enjoys having JANE & CLAY CO. deliver food to her community every week. She eagerly awaits the weekly food delivery and is excited when she sees the generous volunteers stop by again.
Jose is a 10-year-old boy who is the eldest of four children. He likes it when the JANE & CLAY CO. volunteers stop by his neighborhood to distribute books, which he reads to his younger brother and sisters. He is excited to get a new book so he can continue to read to his younger siblings.
Our Brand Ambassadors
Janeth is the founder and CEO of the JANE & CLAY CO. brand, based in San Diego, California. Originally from Mazatlan, Mexico, Janeth loves contributing to her community, and she has been volunteering at orphanages in Mexico since she was 14 years old. She is passionate about fashion and beauty, having worked as a professional model for six years, and is a self-described fashionista. Janeth also has experience as a corporate buyer, and frequently traveled several times a month on business trips for up to 15 days at a time. For this reason, she is enthusiastic about providing customers with travel-related products for their comfort. Janeth also adores children and worked hard to raise seven kids, and is a proud grandmother of six grandchildren.
Linda moved to Tijuana, Mexico 30 years ago with her four young children after the tragic loss of her husband. Despite not having a job or much financial means, Linda worked hard to make ends meet and put food on the table for her family. Because of her personal struggles and her kindheartedness, she understands the difficulties of being a single parent raising a family in poverty. That’s why, for the past three decades, Linda has been volunteering her time to help single mothers, children, and senior citizens in her community by delivering them food and other necessities. Linda recently appeared on TV Azteca (Channel 12) with one of her sons and grandchildren to discuss her struggle as a single mother and her journey to getting where she is today. She is a key part of JANE & CLAY CO.’s mission to give back.
Kitzia is a photographer and radio host based in Ensenada, Mexico. Despite her busy schedule, Kitzia is highly involved in her community, helping single mothers in need. Kitzia visits their families, providing food and other necessities while listening to their daily struggles with making ends meet. Kitzia’s commitment to her community and compassion for the less fortunate makes her an integral part of the JANE & CLAY CO. team.
Natalia is a talented graphic designer and illustrator who designs all of the packing boxes and bags at JANE & CLAY CO. In her spare time, Natalia enjoys riding her bike and drawing with light pastels, which she’s been doing since she was a young girl. Before joining the team, Natalia heard about the company’s mission to give back and was excited to be able to contribute. She hopes that women who wear JANE & CLAY CO. designs will be inspired to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
Eli is a gifted photographer who takes all of the photos and shoots the videos at JANE & CLAY CO. Not only is she incredibly passionate about photography, but she is also a very giving person as well. Eli helps us capture our best moments at JANE & CLAY CO., from photo shoots featuring our latest bag collections to behind-the-scenes footage.