Our Mission

"Manufacturing with a Mission" - Karel Simeon, the President and founder of Jewels of Java came to the United States in 1989. Within a couple years, Karel realized that in this land of opportunity, he was uniquely qualified to do business with his homeland, satisfy his entrepreneurial yearnings, and feed the family all at the same time. Jewels of Java was born. Karel began by importing and wholesaling a variety of clothing, gifts, and accessories; but by 1998, Karel realized there was great potential in the casual furniture industry. Karel's hometown village was losing farmland to make way for a government power plant, and people were in need of jobs in this small village on the island of Java. Realizing that local master craftsman and skilled laborers offered a core from which to build, Karel opened a teak manufacturing plant providing jobs to the local displaced farmers and giving Karel the opportunity to expand on his dream. For the past ten years, Jewels of Java has provided some of the finest quality casual furniture available. Karel partnered with Perum Perhutani and obtained a license to purchase only quality plantation grown teak ensuring the sustainability of local forests and lands for future generations. From its meager beginnings, Jewels of Java has grown into a major factory employing hundreds of local laborers. Our master craftsman continually teach and train our employees to make sure the next generation of skilled craftsmen will continue to support our factory. As Jewels of Java has grown we have added a full line of teak and sling products, known as the Hampton collection. This line is offered in four popular colors with plans for added colors in the near future. Jewels of Java's operational hub is in upstate New York in a small community along the banks of the Susquehanna River. There, Jewels of Java distributes furniture through its warehouse to retailers throughout the world. Additionally, in our New York facility, we manufacture custom, made-to-order cushions featuring Sunbrella® fabrics and high quality quick dry foam. Our customer service and logistics experts are also located in our New York facility and stand ready to serve and support you and your customers.