How do you pronounce Jayb?
Like babe but with a ‘j’ – JeIB. It’s not pronounced “jay-b” or “jaybee” because that wouldn’t mean anything to us.
What does Jayb mean?
Jayb means pocket in Urdu, the language spoken in Pakistan, where our CEO is originally from.
What does Jayb do?
Jayb empowers women by providing them with affordable, functional fashion that fits their needs as they enter the workforce and navigate their careers.
Batool Raza is a practicing attorney in the city of Boston. Six years ago she graduated law school and started her dream job as a prosecutor for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. But as an Assistant District Attorney she would often find herself walking into courtrooms either without a pen, or leaving her phone behind as she rushed off to a hearing. This made her feel disheveled and look disorganized as she prepared to make an argument in front of the Judge or the Jury. Frustrated, she would constantly complain to her coworkers about this problem. And while her female coworkers knew exactly what she was talking about, her male coworkers asked her a simple question, “Why don’t you put your stuff in your pockets?” That's when Raza realized that women face a pocket problem. We don’t get pockets in our pants, we don’t get pockets in our skirts, and we definitely don’t get pockets in our blazers. And right there, in Courtroom One of Framingham District Court, the idea of Jayb was born.
Fast forward to 2019, and Raza found herself still frustrated by the pocket problem. She simply could not find an affordable brand that made functional fashion for women. Finally, enough was enough she thought and instead of waiting for someone else to solve the pocket problem, Raza took matters into her own hands. On March 13, 2019, Raza officially launched Jayb and her journey to providing affordable functional fashion to women began.
Our Production Process
The Warehouse is a custom print online store operating in Karachi, Pakistan. It was launched in 2012 and is the online hub for a variety of custom clothing products for men, women, and children.
How we met
Raza was introduced to the CEO of The Warehouse, Ataullah, through a friend in Karachi. Attaullah was looking to expand The Warehouse’s production beyond its current line and this partnership was forged. Raza works closely with Fawad Rasheed from The Warehouse to oversee the production process. Jayb Jackets are handmade by tailor masters in Karachi who make blazers for Pakistani airline stewards and stewardesses.
✔ Jayb Jackets are manufactured by adults;
✔ No children are involved in any part of the material sourcing or production process; and
✔ The tailor masters work in safe and healthy working conditions.