Tropical clothes and Island Art made on St. John, The Virgin Island. Sloop's clothes are art to wear at celebrations, reunions, and weddings..... or just to wear everyday to brighten up your life. They are inspired by the colors, the flora and fauna of the Caribbean sea as well as the flowers, herbs and fresh produce we grow in our tropical gardens.

Sloop mixes all of his paint from scratch, and hand paints on cotton, linen, rayon, modal, & tencel. His clothes are cool and comfortable for Island living and tropical travel. They are machine washable, designed to last and will mellow into an old favorite.

Sloop designs all of his items in collaboration with his wife Barbara Alperen.

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At the Coral Bay intersection, follow sign to East End. To visit the Sloop Jones Studio:
Call 340-779-4001 for directions. email

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Sloop Jones Studio Open Year Round
Please call 340-779-4001 or Email
for hours.

Remembering Barbara

Barbara Joyce Alperen

Barbara Joyce Alperen, age 64, passed on to the next world on July 16, 2014.

Born March 9, 1950 to Samuel and Eleanor Alperen in Lewiston, Maine, Barbara was a longtime St. John resident and beloved wife of Terry McKoy. She was known affectionately as “doña Barbara” by those close to her.

Barbara and Terry arrived on St. John in 1989 with 300 Tshirts and a box of paints. They founded Sloop Jones on St. John’s East End. Their colorful hand-painted clothing is a St. John icon. Their gallery of tropical delights was made even brighter and more beautiful by Barbara’s green thumb. Her orchids jasmine and ylang ylang infuse the air with sweetness.

Terry and Barbara were partners in life. He remained by her side through her final moments. soothering her pain with jasmine and ylang ylang oils.

Barbara is survived by her husband Terry and siblings, Naomi, Selma, and Martin.

Donations may be made in Barbara’s honor to the St. John Cancer Fund, www.stjohncancerfund.org, or to Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, FL, www.hbts.org.

To share your memories of Barbara, visit http://www.sloopjones.com/Remembering-Barbara.htm.

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