Southern Ocean Chamber Close-up is a brief introspective on why our members do what they do. This year, for our Holidays Redefined program, we are highlighting participating members to share their seasonal specials, promotions, events and professional stories. Our Holidays Redefined program encourages shoppers to support local businesses throughout the holiday season. For more information on this program, visit: https://bit.ly/2pWIdgp.
Jetty is a lifestyle apparel brand based in South Jersey, operated by Creative Director/Partner John Clifford, CEO, Partner and Co-founder Jeremy DeFilippis and CMO, Partner and Co-founder Cory Higgins. Jetty was born in 2003 and celebrates surf and outdoor cultures that the trio grew up doing, including: surfing, hiking, fishing, camping and more. The products they create urge people to, “Draw Your Own Line,” which in Jeremy’s words, means to, “work hard to create opportunity and pursue your passions.”
Jetty is also a Certified B corporation, which is a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. By law, they are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. “We’re trying to be the best for the world by giving back to our community (Jetty Rock Foundation), employing locally, being eco-conscious, and sourcing/printing a large portion of our goods right here in Manahawkin, NJ (Jetty Ink),” Jeremy shared.
The company’s story is what makes them the most recognizable surf and skate apparel brand on the East Coast. “We’ve taken a garage-built lifestyle brand and used it to make a difference, both socially and environmentally. For a small brand, we’re approaching donations of $1 million, so supporting our company whether you are buying our branded products, printing tees with Jetty Ink and/or donating to our foundation ultimately goes toward a number of great causes,” Jeremy said.
For the holiday season they will be opening up their Headquarters to the public on December 15th. Their regular hours are Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., but during holiday events they will extend their hours to 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events, programs and sales by visiting their website https://jettylife.com, or following them on social media at @thejettylife.