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About

Our Story

JANE & CLAY CO. was founded with the purpose of helping both people and the planet. 

We design fashion-forward women’s bags using eco-friendly, vegan, marine-grade materials. For every bag that we make, we provide necessities like food, clothing and books to single-mother families in need. We also provide manufacturing jobs to single mothers in Mexico, so that they can earn a sustainable source of income for their families. So when you purchase a JANE & CLAY CO. bag, you are joining the fight to end poverty and help the environment.

So far, we have brought aid to many families in the Baja California, Mexico area through our charitable and employment initiatives. Our objective is to continue helping more families so that we can end poverty among single-mother households. Buy a bag and help a family in need!

 

Click the video below to watch our Giving Tour story.

 

Their Stories

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 adores children and worked hard to raise seven kids, and is a proud grandmother of six grandchildren. Now that her own children are grown up, she is combining her love of fashion and giving back to provide jobs to single mothers, so that they can stay home with their children and provide for their families. What inspires Janeth the most is seeing how positive and hard working these single mothers are despite the poverty and difficult circumstances that they face. 

 

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.

The JANE & CLAY CO. Commitment

Today, Jane & Clay Co. is a company for the single women of the world, struggling to find their voice, provide for their family, raise their kids, and earn a living. As Janeth had seen time and time again, nothing is harder. That’s why these women need a company that’s on THEIR side.

Our story here at Jane & Clay Co. is one of pure feminine strength, something that resides in all of our souls, driving us forward for the sake of our families. Our company resides on three main virtues:

  • Empowerment: We’re working to create a community of empowered females, coming together to persevere no matter what. If you’re reading this right now, know that you have the strength and courage to do whatever lays before you. You can conquer any obstacle.
  • Passion: We are purely passionate about fashion and creative expression. Sometimes, when it feels like all is lost, personal expression is what can revive you and your beautiful mind.
  • Sustainability: Giving back is a cornerstone principle of this company. We are employing single mothers in Mexico and United States,  giving them a new start. We never work with animal byproducts. Instead, we use marine grade materials for our eco-friendly bags that will help us preserve our environment.

JANE & CLAY CO. Bags

Made by women, for women, our Marine Grade-curated backpacks are durable, weather resistant, and top quality, created with you in mind. Just like leather, but softer, subtler, and better for the environment, Jane & Clay Co. Bags are handmade for an attention and precision to detail that are simply unmatched.

Due to the Marine Grade composition, the bags can be washed, wiped, and cleaned at your leisure, as you carry it around with unique strap adjusters that ensure the bag is the exact length you want it to be at any given time. Plus, with a touch of water resistant hardware that makes the bag look luxurious in every inch, enjoy interior lined refinement that is reflective of unmatched craftsmanship.

Relying on an eco-friendly material also used on boats and other extreme transportation operations, Jane & Clay Co. bags come with a longevity you can count on. You need a bag that can keep up with you and promote your boss-lady scheduling. Your bag shouldn’t slow you down; it should complement your fierce, feminine energy as you go out into the world and slay it every single day.

That’s exactly what we had in mind when we sat down to create the first Jane & Clay Co. bag.

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