I am Ms. Parris K. Little, a master's level trauma-focused mental health clinician, creator, inventor, and designer of a leather handcrafted accessories company manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JEAN ELIZABETH company was inspired by my bellaboosta grandmother Jean Elizabeth. As a present from my mother at the age of nine, I was gifted a Singer sewing machine, broke the needle, and shoved it away in my closet never to use it again. When my father died and I reunited with my siblings it sent me on a creative quest to cope and heal. Now, as an experienced master’s level Mental Health Clinician M.S. with high concentration on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Retail experience as a Sales Supervisor for DKNY, and a Handbag Specialist for Lord and Taylor, I was able to turn a coping skill hobby into a luxurious leather handcrafted accessory brand.
Currently, I am exercising my humanitarian attributes embedded by my matriarch grandmother by providing mental health services to community organizations that primary focus is on healing, self creativity, entrepreneurship and decreasing symptoms of trauma in impoverished impacted regions while implementing creative skills as a new trade. In March 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic I was a sewer handcrafting masks for our local community frontline medical doctors.
The vision for JEAN ELIZABETH as a company is to expand internationally and provide chic sophisticated women who lead an active lifestyle handcrafted luxury products that appreciates quality craftsmanship.