Growing up, owner Lisette Scott was always influenced by her culture. With immigrant grandparents from both islands of Jamaica and Puerto Rico, she was always curious about their upbringing and traditions that were formed from their homeland. The most prominent inspirations were food and music in her home. A little salsa and reggae with a mix of arroz con pollo, pasteles, jerk, and curry were favorites and loves within her home. Once Lisette got older and was able to travel to both islands, the fascination and love of her heritage grew even stronger. The colors, carnivals, art, beaches, and language all inspired me to create and design. That’s when I knew I needed to design to bring me closer to the cultural connection of her ancestors. Lisette created Jam + Rico (Jamaica and Puerto Rico) to dive deeper into her love of designing and the Caribbean.