South of Here co. began under extraordinary circumstances. The creator’s baby boy was diagnosed with a rare congenital disease, giving him odd chance of survival at birth. Although, the news was devastating, they had faith in their unborn baby and live by the philosophy, “just like a cactus in the harsh desert, life prevails and even blooms”. As they prepared for their miracle baby, they began doing what they do best, create. Their faith, passion, and fears were channeled into creating South of Here co. Stitching leather became a therapeutic pastime for Jacques while painting and photography became Kamille’s. Jacques already had experience with his first business venture - Jacquesoldfashioned - where he hand-poured candles and made organic beard oils. With leather becoming a staple product in their line and the idea of creating a business for the family, South of Here co. was the perfect transition into their new journey as a small family. Fantastic baby Owen was born on 12/23/2019 and while he spent some time in the NICU he is home now, flourishing and watching his parents create in their home studio.