OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU
TAP INTO YOUR OWN CREATIVITY
AND TO HELP
BRING GOOD VIBES HOME.
Jungalow® started as a design blog in Justina Blakeney's tiny, plant-filled living room back in 2009 and has since grown into a lifestyle brand and the go-to source for jungalicious design goods and inspiration. Our shop features signature Justina Blakeney Home® and Jungalow® collections designed in our Los Angeles studio as well as a curated ensemble of creative, colorful, modern goods from around the globe. We are also proud to offer an exclusive, rotating selection of high quality, limited edition art prints from an international group of female artists.
Our hope is that Jungalow is a place that will inspire you to tap into your own creativity, connect with nature at home and help you to bring good vibes home. We hope that the pieces that you discover here will give you that little spark you need to make your home a little bit more colorful, patternful and jungalicious – but most importantly... a little bit more you. Thank you for stopping by, and welcome to our wild world.
As part of our mission to help foster the human/nature connection, each time you purchase anything from our shop, at least two trees are planted with every single order. (Read more about that program here.)
OUR PRACTICES & SOCIAL EFFORTS
At Jungalow we’re all about good vibes, and that includes our process, partners and our products. Our aim is to design, manufacture and sell products made with love, care and with materials and practices that keep our communities and the environment in mind.
Sustainability efforts: Every day we work to make changes toward more responsible and more sustainable business practices. We try to incorporate natural, recycled, recyclable, and compostable materials wherever we can. You may receive a pre-loved box when you order something from us! We work with our vendors to optimize our packaging and reduce our use of single-use plastics and styrofoam. It is a continual work in progress, but we work with one vendor at a time to convert to more sustainable packaging solutions. It is our goal to be plastic and styrofoam free by 2022.
Our vendors use non-toxic finishes on our Justina Blakeney© ceramics that are not chemically harmful to the environment. In addition, the manufacturing process of our ceramics is water-efficient, which uses waterless dyeing, finishing & printing to actively conserve on water. Our Justina Blakeney©rugs are handcrafted in India the original way, from dip-dyeing the wool to the intricate task of weaving. The entire process is completely done by hand by a community of proud artisans. Pillows go through the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which is a test and certification system for textile materials, in all processing stages, to ensure no harmful substances are present.
We incorporate organic fabrics when possible, and upcycle fabric remnants into new products. If products are made with recycled, upcycled or organic fabrics or materials, it will say so in the product listing.
Through our “Trees For The Future” initiative, we have planted over 40,000 trees (& counting!) with your help, which not only helps the environment but also helps to provide food security and income to communities that rely on the trees in Africa.
Our Vendors: We work with vendors from all over the world to source, design, and bring products to life. From ceramics made in Vietnam, to textiles woven in India, to our wallpapers printed here in the U.S.A., we partner closely with our vendors to produce quality products but make consistent efforts to look out for the artisans, communities and the environment along the way.
Giving Back: We also give back to non-profit organizations whose missions we believe in and support. In the last few years, we have donated to the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, Girls Who Code, Girltrek, The Rainforest Alliance, The National Organization for Women, The Downtown Women's Center, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, among others.
We are far from perfect and have a long way to go to meet all of our goals. However, we promise that we do care, we do listen, and we ask a lot of questions. We continually strive for growth and appreciate all of your support and suggestions along the way.
Hi! I'm Justina. I'm a designer, author, mama and founder and creative director of Jungalow®.
My Philosophy: I believe that good design increases the quality of life and that creativity is the key to having an amazing home. I believe that living energies in the home: the people, the pets, and the plants are what make a house a home. I believe that color has the power to bring joy, that pattern is the spice of design, and that plants are magic. I believe that we are all deeply creative. I believe that creativity, confidence and joy are contagious.
My Passion and my Process: My passion is art and design, and my calling is to help others tap into their own creativity. My design process is very organic. Many of the designs here in our shop began as a watercolor that I did on a train or a plane, or a doodle in my sketchbook that I keep on my bedside table. It's an honor and a joy to work with our amazing team to bring these designs to life and then to see how you decorate with them in your homes.
MEET THE TEAM
We are a tiny but mighty team of ladies located in Los Angeles.
Sara is our Creative Counsel. She oversees partnerships and social media at Jungalow. She keeps us sane and grounded as our resident "group therapist." She's also a bad-ass lawyer, a deeply talented stylist, and in case all that weren't enough, she also doesn't mind capturing any bugs that find their way into our studio and releasing them back into the wild, so yeah. Sara is very special.
Kristina is our Chief Buyer and Head of Merchandising. She's got an incredible eye, the best sense of humor and she's the captain of the shop! She uncovers the coolest treasures and keeps the shop running like a well oiled machine. She's who we look to on the team for fashion advice (hello resident fashion & beauty influencer) and to keep us up-to-date with all things pop culture. I call her Kiki but that doesn't mean you can call her that.
Kelly is our Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer who works out of our East Coast office (also known as her living room in Orlando, Florida). If you get our BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful newsletters, The Junga-Lowdown, then you've experienced Kelly's magic and I don't need to say much more. (and if you don't, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!) I will, however say that Kelly really, really loves holidays, especially Christmas, so if you see holiday magic happening here at Jungalow, that's probably Kelly and her Christmas Elves at it again.
Piper is our Design Manager. Piper has many hidden talents, and once you get to know her you'll discover that not only does she manage the product design side of the biz, but she's secretly a photographer, stylist, graphic designer, and really talented wallpaper whisperer.
Jasmine is our E-commerce/Digital Marketing Specialist. Jasmine helps to ensure y'all get your packages on time and in sparkling condition! Jasmine also is a marketing wizard, and works hard to make sure our very legit APP works as good as it looks. On the marketing side she helps get the word out about our magical lil biz. In her off time, you'll find Jasmine getting down in the kitchen (but hold the salt), surrounded by her Pantone merch while listening to Beyoncé. And yes, she always keeps the top tier, five star. ;)
Tara is our Client Services Manager. She *may* have a Christmas tree out all year, but that won't be a HUGE surprise if you've ever chatted with Tara. She's a very jolly person all year round. For Tara, helping people is her north star, so helping Jungalistas with their orders really lights her up (insert Christmas tree pun here! ;P) ! If you hit us up, you will be talking to Tara. She may have motown, hiphop or the sweet voice of her baby boy in the background!