Jaco was born in South Africa and discovered his love for sewing at an early age while still at school. He started making clothes for himself and his family, but it quickly developed into a way of earning pocket money during holidays.
After moving to London, Jaco started presenting sewing classes at Departure, an Art Centre in Limehouse. It was during this time that he was asked to help with a wedding dress for a friend. It was a big success and the company Aneej Jack was established. It is from the studio in Limehouse that Jaco designs and creates beautiful, ethically manufactured wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses.