Greetings from Jane & William HOME!
We’re an artisan made home goods shop, based in a small town in upstate New York. We specialize in kitchen goods made ethically and sustainably. Each piece is carefully designed to be both useful and beautiful. It’s the kind of stuff that you might enjoy displaying AND using on a regular basis.
We promote our social mission to empower women around the globe by using our profits to fund micro loans through Kiva.org.
We are a couple of friends and mothers who grew up together in a teeny little town in upstate New York. Jasmine is a potter by trade and has been working and teaching her craft for about 17 years. She has two young children and lives on her husband’s family farm. Alyssa is a teacher by trade and has spent the past decade or so teaching herself marketing and photography while helping various family members with their small business ventures (including the Aurora Shoe Co. which has really found a home in this space). She has three young children and her husband is the exacting woodworker who makes all of our cutting boards. We have a couple of friends who work with us to make our naturally dyed indigo napkins, tea towels, and linen aprons. We also have a few other local makers and products coming soon, and are focused on sharing well made, practical and useful home goods with people who appreciate and value the real artistry and craft that goes into making them.
Our company name and our focus on the kitchen and home, were inspired by Alyssa’s maternal grandmother (Jane) and paternal grandfather (William). Jane was a mother of 6 and a teacher for decades. She worked and volunteered through World War II all the while championing women’s equality and leading by example. She was an amazing baker and cook with a very determined spirit - constantly baking with and for her family. William was a father of 9 and learned to cook while serving in World War II. He cooked for his large family for the rest of his life and was best known for his pies. He was a doer and a dreamer, always having a plan for what to do, a story to share, or a joke to fill the silence.
Both Jane and William were the kind of people who led very full lives full of good food, vibrant family, and a lot of healthy community involvement. They’re a daily inspiration and a great reminder to put the time and effort in where it has the biggest impact - the people and the causes closest to home. So, that’s what we’re doing with all of this. We’re working hard and inviting our crafty and skilled neighbors to join us in offering up pieces that put the focus and the emphasis on the daily rituals of home.
This weekend, Jane & William HOME is generously offering the following gifts to TWO lucky SouleMama readers:
Winner #1: A set of two mugs. Our mugs are dishwasher safe and come in two glazes - your choice of white or wheat.
Winner #2: An apron. The linen blend apron is our own cross-back design and was created for comfort and constant use with double stitched seams and fabric that gets softer with each wash.
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9 am EST on Sunday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after.