Carol Ann, Designer/Founder
Creating the Jarfette® brand has been exciting and unexpected and has led me down a path that I could not have imagined when I was teaching Kindergarten. I am inspired and humbled by the many personal stories shared on this journey as well as support for the Jarfette® vision of spreading compassion in a world that is not always easy.
As I supported my husband and my child through life-threatening illnesses, I experienced how small acts of kindness helped all of us hold onto hope. Each day I am thankful that they are well now and leading full lives. I am building Jarfette® as a social enterprise brand with compassionate giving at its core. Compassion from others helps us hold onto hope.
An Unexpected Invention
I learned to sew on a Singer treadle machine when I was 4 and made many of my clothes growing up. Frustrated that I could not find anything to cover my arms that looked good on my body and with a sleeveless dress, I designed a jacket scarf so I would have sleeves. On a whim, I inserted one sleeve into the other, and realized that the jacket scarf could convert into scarves, headscarves, and shawls for a total of 9 styles. The Jarfette® jacket scarf is the answer to no sleeves on dresses when you want them!
At Jarfette®, we are committed to creating high quality, fashionable and functional clothing and accessories, for different body types, ages, and physical needs. Our lines range from hand-made, formal clothing and convertible veils to everyday wear. Our adaptive clothing line simplifies dressing and can be used by women with limited mobility or medical needs.
We believe that a company that gives back, spreads compassion, and empowers others, can change lives. Jarfette® is committed to economic growth in the USA as it sources and manufacturers domestically, whenever possible. We are working to become a solution to the problems inherent in “Fast Fashion.”
Wrapping you in comfort and confidence!