In 2014, Janean Mann visited Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and was struck by the rows of fliers pleading for information on missing women, mostly young girls. The deaths of these women had grown exponentially since her last visit. In a place plagued by human and drug trafficking, it seems a culture of corruption, cartels and misogyny had created a perfect storm of violence against innocent women, across the city.
This mass violence still happens today. For the last four years, Janean has dedicated the design, prototype and creation of her company to helping these women. She partnered with an all female sewing co-op in Juarez to offer sustainable income for the women there. And now, for every bag purchased, a donation is also made to help empower and protect women from violence, through the Global Fund for Women.
For more information and history of the violence against women in Juárez click here or here.
At Junes, we believe women support us. They shoulder us. They carry us. And now, you can carry the bag that supports them back.