After researching the market, she found a niche with pure cotton intimate apparel. Ms. Whitt's designs have been sold in specialty boutiques and better department stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Dayton-Hudson, Marshall Field’s, Fred Segal’s, JC Penney, Frederick’s of Hollywood and more than 500 specialty boutiques and many more. Her merchandise has also been sold internationally is countries such as Japan, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Iceland and more.
Ms. Whitt was one of twelve American designers chosen by the U. S. Commerce Department to represent the United States in the world’s largest intimate apparel show in Lyon, France. The U.S. Commerce Department commended Ms. Whitt for an outstanding performance and in securing more than twenty countries to distribute her intimate apparel.
The State of Mississippi recruited Ms. Whitt to relocate her factory from North Hollywood, California to Tchula, Mississippi to create jobs and opportunities and to help revitalize the area. She had the opportunity to work with Government Officials such as the Governor, Senators, Congressmen and State Representatives on the development of a multi-million dollar intimate apparel factory.
Ms. Whitt was asked by a Japanese company to design a collection for the American market out of their machine washable leather and suede. The J. Whitt Collection was marketed to the better department stores and boutiques.
One of Ms. Whitt’s notable recognitions was being the founder and producer of “Life and Fashion.” “Life and Fashion” was a fundraising extravaganza of Los Angeles designers and artists who paid tribute to the legendary designer Bob Mackie and showcased up-and-coming designers. She worked and coordinated the event with the world-renowned choreographer T. C. Diamond who has choreographed with Paula Abdul, George Michael and many more. Sponsors such as Crystal Geyser, Tajava Tea, Southern Wines and Spirits and more donated to this worthy event.
She developed a working plan to reopen and revitalize an apparel manufacturer in one of the oldest textile mills in the United States located in Fries, Virginia. She worked with United States Government Officials such as the President, Congressmen, Senators and State Representatives on implementing this project. The textile mill in Fries provided jobs for everyone in the area.
Ms. Whitt was also a volunteer for the World Research Foundation, a nonprofit foundation based in Marina Del Rey, California. The World Research Foundation consists of more than 500 data bases encompassing more than 5,000 medical journals from more than 100 countries actively assisting in collecting and disseminating important health care information on both traditional and non-traditional therapies and technologies being used successfully for all major diseases. She assisted people in researching therapies for their medical needs. She donated fashions for a fundraiser in Sedona, Arizona to help bring awareness to the foundation.
Ms. Whitt was chosen as one of the designers to showcase in the highly successful “Modarte,” a fashion event of more than ninety Los Angeles designers and artists for the fight against AIDS, which benefited the City of Angeles Hospice. She worked directly with the director of the City of Angeles Hospice on implementing ways to raise funds and getting others involved in helping with the funding.