The J.H. Stillman Company was founded in 2012. Named for Joan Hamilton Stillman, our Chief Executive Officer's late grandmother, our corporation was founded on the principle of integrity, a value our namesake personified throughout her life.
Currently we are a small, family owned operation based in a quiet farmhouse down an unassuming gravel road on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Our story however, doesn’t begin in Georgia- or even the United States. The story of J.H. Stillman begins in a different quiet farmhouse- one nearly 10,000 miles from our current home.
1921 was the year that would begin almost a century of entrepreneurship. On March 15th, 71 years to the day before the birth of our current chairman- when Edgar Arton Stillman signed the lease for 176 acres outside Melbourne, Australia.
Edgar started with a handful of sheep and soon became a leading wool producer in Victoria. Nearly a century later, we’re back in the wool business seeking to bring our familial legacy of quality to this side of the Pacific.
Throughout the decades- and across the continents- the Stillman name has been synonymous with integrity and good character. We can’t promise perfection- but we can promise honesty and transparency. If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with any of our products and services, we pledge to make it right.
The J.H. Stillman Company
To glorify God through intentional stewardship of all that has been entrusted to us; to preserve and encourage the dignity of all who come into contact with us.
To leverage sustainable business as a means of fostering cultural conversation around responsible consumption.
We believe good business is more than just profit. Therefore; based on our core values, mission statement and desire to use business to create social and cultural change we believe the following:
We believe in a diverse workplace, where everyone has the opportunity to pursue meaningful work, regardless of race, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation. We strive to hire a manifold workforce reflective of the communities in which we work and serve.
We believe all men (and women) are created equal and as such deserve equal pay and benefits in the workplace.
We believe geography shouldn’t dictate your working conditions- we will never use slave or forced labor of any kind and pledge to hold all vendors within our supply chain to the same standard.
We believe in limiting waste; which is why we’re dedicated to creating products you only need to buy once. We want the stuff we make to be in your will- not in a landfill. We use recyclable materials whenever possible and are dedicated to protecting natural resources and limiting waste.
We believe in generous hearts;we offer paid time off for employees to volunteer at non-profits, as well as matching grants for 501c3 donations.
Integrity: Integrity is about more than just doing the right thing, it’s about building a culture of character that can survive a crisis intact. In the same way a building that has integrity can survive a storm we believe an organization built on the foundation of integrity can do the same. Therefore, we strive to be authentic, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, vendors and the public.
Environmental Sustainability: We believe in a calling to steward the Earth and our natural resources well. A large portion of our business is zero waste- this means we source products already in existence, sort them for distribution and resell them. Product that is non-saleable is recycled through textile or pulp mills and/or donated abroad.
Generosity: We believe promoting literacy promotes human dignity. Therefore, we donate books to promote literacy in urban areas and throughout the developing world. We strive to be generous not only with our financial resources and products- but with our time and energy as well.
Quality: In tandem with our values of integrity and sustainability- we believe quality remains long after price is forgotten. We design and manufacture products engineered to be handed down.