Founded in 1999, IMPERIO jp is a lifestyle showroom focused on bringing the finest goods from around the world to the US and Europe. We seek out small craftsmen, artisans, and workshops in developing countries that previously have never exported, and use local materials. IMPERIO’s mission is to develop exquisite fashion, accessories, and home décor that meet the exacting standards of the top shoppers and interior designers in the world, thereby creating sustainable businesses for our craftsmen. Jessica Packer, the Empress, spent 16 years in the financial markets as a Portfolio Manager, Trader, and Corporate Credit Investment Banker in High Yield and Emerging Markets prior to starting IMPERIO jp. As a founding member of the Washington International School, her appreciation for every culture and country began early, and she finds beauty in each pocket of the world. As a Globetrotting businesswoman working throughout Latin America and Europe, she found that what she wanted for herself was generally off the beaten path, and never mass produced. Her ability to understand the difficulties of business in developing countries, and the desires of clients in the US and Europe made her choice to create IMPERIO easy – to design unique items from scratch that have never been seen before and bring them to new markets. IMPERIO wants to help keep America Beautiful, at a party, or a dinner, or at the beach, or on their way to work, or in a meeting, or lounging at home. We cater to elegant, cool, fabulous, chic, dynamic, brilliant, incredible clients and stores. There is joy, energy, and responsible business ethics in everything we create, and we are proud to bring the finest luxury items from around the world to your door or to your store.
Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for the rest of his life. Attributed to Lao Tzu