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They say necessity is the mother of invention. JLEW bags originated this way.
Going from the boxing gym daily straight to meetings, Jamie Lewis (aka JLEW) found herself carrying multiple bags and appearing less than put together. She could not find a true carryall sufficient to hold all of her workout and work gear that also looked fashionable so she decided to make her own. About six months and seventy self-made prototypes later she decided to go back to school at FIT – Fashion Institute of Technology (a little different from her Columbia MBA) – and learn more about pattern making and bag construction. In class one day she looked down at the bag she was making and smiled realizing she had chosen a silver lining! That was her aha moment.

JLEW bags is her passion project. These bags energize her even more than boxing does; please help spread this happy energy using the hashtag #bagswithasilverlining as you incorporate #jlewbags into your routine.
Jamie hopes you see it sparkle back at you when you go to pack it in those early morning hours pre coffee . . . when you look down at it from your desk eagerly anticipating gym time later in the day . . . in between airport shuffles, errand runs, mom duty . . . and again when you put your gear back inside it after a good workout . . . or when you look down from your barstool at happy hour and the secret of skipping the gym stays safe between you and your JLEW bag.
JLEW lives by the motto "do one thing a day that scares you" and loves to surround herself with #girlswithguts . . . join us on this journey as we share more about these awesome women.