CHOOSE WELL. LIVE WELL.®
That is the mantra of Jane Humzy, a native of Australia, who founded Jane Hamley Wells in Chicago in 2005.
Jane named the company by melding her name with those of the towns of her childhood in rural South Australia. It was her way of not losing sight of her roots. While growing up in these farming communities, she was instilled with the values of hard work, honesty, and respect for the environment, while also nurturing a lifelong wanderlust. This wanderlust eventually led her to the world-class city of Chicago, which has been “home base” for many joyful years. Through her many travels, she developed her unique sensibility and passion for smart, sophisticated design.
Jane’s upbringing, cumulative life experiences, and international travels have cultivated and crystallized the company’s core beliefs — Do it well. Buy well. Live well. It’s our purpose, our rallying cry, our reason to be.