Forever Jack came to be after the founder, Jenny Sanford, lost one of her twin sons shortly after birth, a friend later shared the Dragon Fly Story as a way to remind the family that Jack is Forever. Now, Jenny imprints Dragonflies onto her recycled onesies and an outfit is born. You can read their full story on the website.
Here’s how the process works: Jenny collects any brand onesies (white for now, but she hopes to expand into colors in the future). She then places the onesies in a soak for 24 hours to clean out any stains. The solution is made up of Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach and Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent. Once the soak is complete, the onesies are then laundered in Seventh Generation, dried and checked for any remaining stains. If a garment remains stained, it is donated to Goodwill. The logos are not imprinted until an order is placed, then the garments dry for 48 hours, are laundered again and shipped.
I am impressed with Jenny’s ability to turn a family tragedy into a wonderful memorial and to keep it earth friendly at the same time! These onesies will make an excellent baby shower or first birthday gift. I’m hoping Jenny branches out and adds t-shirts as my youngest is now past the onesie stage!
Photo of Carissa & Lucas, used with permission from Forever Jack.
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