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1954

Jhane Barnes born "Jane Barnes" in Maryland USA

1968

Jhane begins making clothes for herself and her friends in junior high school. This leads to a commission from the principal to design uniforms for the school dance band

1976

Jhane receives her first order for 1000 pairs of pants after a friend is spotted wearing a custom made pair in a Manhattan restaurant. She borrows $5000 from her biology professor to start her business.