Born and raised in Southern California, Janessa Leone launched her eponymous line of wool hats in 2013. Following early endorsements from top retailers and celebrities alike, the Janessa Leoné collection has since expanded into an internationally recognized lifestyle label with multiple category offerings and a flagship boutique in Los Angeles, California.
Never wavering in her commitment to sustainable practices and attention to detail, every Janessa Leoné creation prioritizes thoughtful functionality, high-quality materials and hand-crafted construction.
Janessa Leone lives in Santa Monica, California and spends part of her year in Paris, France.
We create high-quality essentials that elevate the everyday and simplify routines. With an intentional balance of thoughtful construction and ease of wear, Janessa approaches design through a utilitarian lens. Traditional silhouettes are reinterpreted with modern details and clean lines; refinement is defining of the Janessa Leone aesthetic. Optimizing for longevity in everything we make, we prioritize quality, versatility and timelessness above all else.
Our business is anchored by the respect we have for our customers, vendors, retail partners and our local communities. Internally, we foster working practices that prioritize quality of life, wellbeing and open communication for every individual on our team. We value and encourage diversity of culture, religion, ethnicity, identity, thought, ideation, belief systems and lifestyle choices. Our community is one that demands only kindness, respect and integrity. We hope you will join us.
Since inception, Janessa Leoné has been committed to fostering a conversation around conscious consumption. For us, being a conscious consumer is not about recanting capitalism, but about making informed choices and providing our customers with the clarity needed to make those choices wisely. We subscribe to the ethos of buying fewer but higher quality essentials that transcend trends and will last for many years to come. We optimize for longevity in the creation of every Janessa Leoné design.
We only partner with vendors and factories who share our values. We prioritize employee well-being, sustainable practices, responsibly sourced-materials, and quality craftsmanship in the creation of every Janessa Leone item. From the farms where we source wool and leather, to our manufacturers and production facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Pennsylvania, Madagascar, and Ecuador, to our shipping warehouse, we demand supply chain transparency, ethical work environments and environmental accountability from every partner who touches our products.
Designer + CEO
"I’m passionate about building a business that does things differently. My entire entrepreneurial endeavor has been driven by intuition and conviction. Inspired and motivated by creating a company model that prioritizes people and the planet first, I aim to go beyond just developing great products. The team and relationships that I have built since 2014 are among my proudest accomplishments. I’m excited to continue on this journey and will remain committed to continual evolution, constantly working towards making my mark in this industry by leaving it in better shape than I found it."