Jesse G. Clothing
The Jesse G. Story
In December 2012, a good friend of ours gave us an invitation. She and her family adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia two years earlier, and she wanted to take a team back to serve the community. She invited us to join the team she was putting together. It didn't take us long to respond with an enthusiastic "YES!"
We wanted to be ready. The next few months were spent preparing for the trip through research and conversation. What we learned about the living conditions in Ethiopia, especially in the lives of the youth, overwhelmed us. Thousands of children are living without one or both parents, and many of them struggle to survive on the streets.
Our time spent in Ethiopia fueled the fire. We spent time at adoption homes, youth centers, and rehabilitation centers. Many children were hiding stories behind their smiling faces. Witnessing the extreme poverty and terrible conditions inspired us. We wanted to change lives.
So we combined our new passion to help these children with our interest in fashion, and created a clothing line. In honor of our friend's son, Jesse Getiso, we named it Jesse G. Clothing.
A portion of every Jesse G. purchase goes towards the youth in Ethiopia. That is why Jesse G. Clothing is the clothing line that's #NotJustForYou.
-Riley L. Rapp and Hannah M. Blachly,
Creators of Jesse G. Clothing