The Making Of J. Cavallo
Jeannine Cavallo has had a lifelong love for fashion, philanthropy, and storytelling. But where most would choose to use a typewriter, her stories began at her mother’s sewing machine. One of Jeannine’s earliest memories is of sitting on her mother’s lap, guiding the fabric while her mom pressed the pedals as they made their first wrap skirt together. When her beloved mom unexpectedly passed in 2010, Jeannine was inspired to effect change in the world through fashion and philanthropy, and J. Cavallo was born. J. Cavallo is a modern, ethical luxury lifestyle brand that partners with global artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques into their collections-all sourced globally and made locally. Headquartered in Eden Prairie MN, J. Cavallo collaborates with artisans in places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Paris, Kenya, Congo, and Mongolia. J. Cavallo relies heavily on the support of independent not-for-profit organizations dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses and forging partnerships with artisans that promote self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship in developing economies.
Jeannine is committed to a number of organizations, including Women for Women International. Their philosophy that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources guides the philanthropic mission of the J. Cavallo brand.
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine presents Fashionopolis 2016 with a special tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson on September 22, 2016 at Aria in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts presents Prince Tribute exhibit opening September 27, 2016 featuring a tribute piece by J. Cavallo.