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How the Vest Was Won

It has been a long, long journey prompted by hundreds of requests from customers. Over two years and 11 prototypes later, we finally have beautiful women's vests!
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Who Made Your Jacket?

Meet the people who made your jackets, from start to finish!
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Back Up and Running!

In just 3 days, the J4J Community funded the 100% of the parts and labour that Rajan needed in order to keep his factory up and running! He's already got 5 people back to work full-time.
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Power to the People - "Crowdfunding-Style"...

Updated Feb 14: We Did It!!

Before Christmas, we shared a story about the lengthy fuel shortage in Nepal and how it has affected our manufacturing team. Now, we'd like to share with you the plan we've made with him to get him back up and running and we'd love for you to help!

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Our Jackets... ♫ What's Fuel Got to Do With It? ♬

Nepal is in the grip of a crippling fuel crisis. No matter when you purchase a jacket - before or after Christmas - you're helping 7 tailors earn fair wages to support their families during a time when work is more scarce than fuel.

And we have some new jackets in stock!

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Where in the World was your Jacket Made?

All of our Jackets for Jasper are made in Nepal, in Kathmandu, at Rajan's house in his factory. Would you like to see where your jacket came from? Let us take you on a short photo tour!

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Choosing Fabric Colours... in the Dark!

Have you ever had to pick a colour to paint a room? Or select the shirt that would best go with your pants? We've all had occasion to pick a colour for one thing or another... but all the colours we've selected for our jackets were chosen in the dark!

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Leaving… On a Jet Plane…

We're going to Nepal! This Friday! We're hoping to bring a second hand smart phone and lap top computer to provide our friends internet access.
And we'd like to bring back photos, videos and stories: what do you want to know?!

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Dam!

With all the black-outs in Kathmandu and the virtual lack of electricity in Resmi’s village and the region where Kamal runs his lodge, we have learned to care a lot about dams in Nepal. When all your power comes from hydro-electricity, a 9-month dry season really puts a dent in the power supply.
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Was Your Shirt Made in a Sweatshop?

“How can you know if your shirt was made in a sweatshop?” – This is a very fair question to ask after the tragic factory collapse in Bangladesh. Says ethical-purchasing shop Ten Thousand Villages, “We know the people who produce the products”. If you’re wearing a Jackets for Jasper jacket, you can walk tall knowing that Rajan and his crew of 5 men made your jacket.

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