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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!

We're Transitioning to "Made-to-Order"

Since 2012, we've been running a marathon! To keep Jackets for Jasper alive and funding Nepali schoolchildren, we are transitioning to a "Made-to-Order" system.

J4J "HQ" - Behind the Scenes

We are a tiny, home-based company. Here's what J4J Headquarters looks like Behind-The-Scenes to get a jacket from Nepal to You!

Who Made Your Jacket?

Meet the people who made your jackets, from start to finish!

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.

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!


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!


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!


Why So Many Colours!?!

Why do Jackets for Jasper jackets come in such a huge variety of colours?! We’re glad you asked!

Our jackets are made from fabrics that are “left-overs” from bigger manufacturers and Rajan has sent us some photos of fabric shopping.


Meet Your Maker!

This is Rajan! As you can tell from his photo, he is a very smiley guy. And, despite his youthful looks, he has already been working in the garment- and bag-making industry for 22 years. He and his team of ~8 people work out of a little manufacturing shop in Kathmandu. Rajan and his team […]