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Jaline

Products: Clothing, Women’s

Brand Details

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Jaline Design LLC

New York, USA

2015

Jacqueline Lopez

Small Business, Woman-Led

Brand Story

Our mission is to inspire the consumer to value the process and learn about the talented artisans who hand weave our textiles in Oaxaca, Mexico. From sustainability standards to environmentally conscious processes, we invest in supporting this traditional craftsmanship by creating modern silhouettes. Recognizing the importance of quality over quantity and the value of the slower process of life.

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Brand Transparency

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Jacqueline Lopez – CEO at Jaline Design LLC.

Fair Trade

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THE PROCESS It takes three days to set up the warp on the loom and approximately one to two weeks to weave 30 yards of material. Depending on the complexity of the design and variation of colors, each artisan prepares their loom to the width of what is required for a dress, pant, skirt, etc. finishing each piece by hand knotting the yarns creating a beautiful macrame design. After the weaving is completed, the products are sewn and finished in our New York City workshop. Keeping our process local Oaxaca - NYC enables us to maintain top quality by having the transparency of knowing who made each piece from beginning to end.

Social Justice

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How do you ensure "Social Justice" with your internal and external corporate environment?

FROM THE BEGINNING Since 2016, I have been working with the same family of weavers, primarily women who have been learning the technique since they were sixteen years old. Master weavers, Lidia and Sara, shared with me that they had been taught by their uncle and had been trying to sell the classic huipil in the well known Sunday Market in Tlacolula. I recognized their inherent pride in this work and their deep connection to it. This memorable interaction was just the beginning of our fruitful partnership. We have grown from two to five looms and added several family members to the group of weavers. The environment and working conditions for the artisans are kept to a high ethical standard and in turn we are working to build a community around this business. Jaline has inspired the artisans to think beyond traditional designs, expanding on my vision, looking to the past while creating something with a modern twist.

Organic Material

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Which "Organic Material" do you work with? What makes this material sustainable? And what makes it better compared to conventional material?

I work with 100% cotton and 100% silk, all sustainably made in Mexico and USA.

Local Production

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Where and why are your products manufactured "locally"?

Everything is locally manufactured in NYC.

Handcrafted

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You stated that your entire product line is 100% "Handcrafted". Please briefly explain how your handcrafted manufacturing process works.

The textiles are all handwoven on a pedal loom.

Zero Waste

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Which processes in your supply chain are "Zero "Waste"?

Our handwoven textiles are made on a pedal loom by women artisans - requiring no electricity, supporting the craftsmanship and manufacturing locally in NYC (where I am based) by female seamstress.

Eco Packaging

You have indicated to use "Eco Packaging". What makes your packaging more sustainable than conventional packaging.

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