Everybody at one time in their life has an idea and thinks to themselves “What if I did this…” More times than not, the idea dies and life carries on. This is a story about one woman who chased that idea, tackled it to the ground, nurtured it and put it in a pair of tights that flattered the backside.
When Joanne Cloak’s addiction to golf began, her idea wasn’t just to start an apparel company, she wanted to make a difference. Joanne wanted to create a shirt for the lady golfer that fit, looked phenomenal and inspired confidence. It has not been an easy journey for females to break into the sport which has long been considered the Old Boys Club. Jofit is all about breaking down the walls of tradition to empower women to reach new limits both on and off the course. Prior to the establishment of Jofit, Joanne was flooded with discouraging advice from almost all her friends and family. “Don’t quit your teaching job. The apparel market is impossible to break into. You have no idea what you’re doing.” She didn’t ignore the warnings, she used it as motivation to prove every doubter wrong. Joanne’s vision of creating an apparel brand that would empower women could have easily failed, but she refused to take no for an answer. Prior to the birth of the brand, she gave a surprise visit to an executive in the apparel industry to pick his brain. The reluctant executive’s initial reaction may have been to call for security to remove Joanne from the premises, but he quickly noted the tremendous amount of determination in the eyes of the woman seated across from him and answered all her questions.
Joanne began Jofit in her basement and garage much to the dismay of her husband’s large collection of tools. She told anyone and everyone about what she was doing proudly. Sometimes, those conversations led to new additions to the team. Along the way she didn’t create a company, she created a family with a fixed idea. Like a snowball, Jofit grew larger and larger as it rolled. The unusual approach and ideology from its leader has given Jofit a noticeably different characteristic. Joanne works closely with her experienced design team. She tries each garment on herself making sure the fit is something every woman can appreciate before it goes to production. Joanne reaches out to customers on a regular basis, she thanks her employees for their hard work and dedication and has even went up to the warehouse to get her freshly manicured hands dirty when an overwhelming web sale was a little too much for the staff to handle.
This type of drive for success embodies the message of Jofit: Creating a community of confident women. Believing in yourself is the secret to life. Jofit is the “different” brand that believes in every woman.
The most noticeable aspect of the Jofit difference is intentionally the fit. Every top we sell is designed to eliminate “sleeveage”. Jofit shirts and dresses often come equipped with back darts which slim the figure. Our golf tops have a scoop hem in the back so you don’t ever have to worry about the shirt getting caught during your backswing or plumber crack cameos during a round. Our bottoms are engineered to hide the “hail damage” on the legs and backside for a smooth appearance. We also implement rear patch pockets, which resuscitates a sagging booty.
When you feel good about yourself, having fun is natural. Our united sisterhood is all about loving life, feeling good, laughing at ourselves, embarrassing our kids, ordering another bottle of wine for the table, loving our husbands while driving them insane simultaneously, doing epic shit and not apologizing for being awesome.
We don’t really believe we’re selling apparel. We’re selling happiness. Although our products look great on everybody, women age 40 and up will really appreciate the fine tuning our garments do to their bodies. The result in many cases is like plastic surgery without a doctor. On top of all of that, it is comfortable too! We use quality fabrics which will keep you cool and dry or warm (depending on the product)!