The Owner

I am Ms. Parris K. Little, a master's level trauma-focused mental health clinician, creator, inventor, and designer of leather handmade accessories from Philadelphia, Pa. My luxurious brand called JEAN ELIZABETH was inspired by my grandmother Jean. As a Christmas present at the age of nine, I was given a Singer sewing machine, broke the needle, and shoved it away in my closet never to use it again. It wasn’t until I reunited with my siblings and the death of my father James T. Little Jr. caused a creative quest to cope and heal. Now, twelve years later, as an experienced master’s level Mental Health Clinician M.S. with high concentration on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, experience as a Sales Supervisor for DKNY, and Handbag Specialist for Lord and Taylor. I was able to turn a coping skill hobby into an accessory brand pre-launching in the 2019 Philly Fashion Week Runway Shows in September. Currently, I am working with Mastery Charter High School as a Career Day Panelist and Internship Placement for students who like to sew and/or interested in turning their craft into a successful running business. In January 2020, I was accepted into the Macy’s Fashion Incubator to assist with growing JEAN ELIZABETH.  My mission for the JEAN ELIZABETH brand is to establish an empire focused on healing and creating a entrepreneurial enviroment to those in economically impacted regions in cities throughout the nation.