About J. James - Maker of Things
In January of 2018 Jeremy James returned from a year of travel with a question. After meeting so many beautiful souls around the world in need of help, how could he create a life dedicated towards helping them? Little did he know the answer was laying at his feet in the form of a box full of hardware. The next day he bought lumber and began to assemble the cornerstone of J. James, a screen printing press.
Believing only in fate, not luck or coincidence, it happened that his neighbor and friend, Andrew McKee, is one of the most brilliant designers in Atlanta. After catching up over a few beers and some adventure storytelling, the two decided to work together to build what you know today as J. James - Maker of Things.
What is considered a 'lifestyle brand' is truly a lifestyle that we live. Our mission everyday is to use our combined skills to accomplish 3 main goals:
- To inspire you to wander. It is through travel that our eyes our opened to the beauty of the world. Friendships are made, differences are embraced, and culture is not only explored, it is put on a pedestal.
- To provide inspired travelers with the right tools for the job. Items that help them create their stories, collect their stories, and share their stories. Through storytelling you are inspiring others to continue the journey where you left off.
- The third goal we do not say lightly. Our mission is to save the world. There are countless problems in the world: global warming, trash in the oceans, extreme poverty, homelessness, children without clean water, the list goes on and on. That is why we've decided to highlight a new cause with each seasonal collection.
One foot in front of the other, one step at a time. Like a pilgrim on the Camino, everyday we continue walking. It is not the destination, but the journey, where we make friends, share laughs, trade hugs, tell stories, and ultimately accomplish our goals. It is through togetherness that we can achieve great things. We hope that you'll walk with us.