JL is a family-owned business, run and staffed by athletes. For over 35 years, we have been designing, engineering, and manufacturing high-end custom technical training and racing gear.
At our family-owned facilities in California and El Salvador we have complete control over the means of production, over the timing, and over our impact on the community and on the environment. We source our materials as close to production as possible, use recycled fibers when available, and plan to be 100 percent solar by the early 2020's! Our employees repay our commitment to them with consistent, quality work--you'll recognize it in every garment we make!
So who are we? My name is Joline Esparza. I started JL in the early eighties while training and competing for the US Rowing Team. It was my great honor to represent the US; I raced to a Silver Medal in the Open Women's Eight, Lucerne, '82. I designed and made clothing that worked for me, my training partners, and my husband, a track and field athlete. In the years since then, Ken and I have developed JL Design Enterprises, Inc., a full-service sports apparel company specializing in customized uniforms for training and racing.