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Leah Singh has two homes. She was born and raised in Delhi, In­dia, but moved to Par­sons, New York, where her fa­ther’s fam­ily lived to fur­ther her stud­ies in In­dus­trial De­sign. Leah moved back to Delhi where she was ex­posed to many de­sign his­to­ries and cur­rent de­sign trends that in­spired her to es­tab­lish her own brand. The brand re­flects who she is and the ex­pe­ri­ences she has gained. She tries to in­cor­po­rate her learn­ings and the things she’s seen. To­day, Leah works with ar­ti­sans to pro­duce tex­tiles made us­ing tra­di­tional tech­niques in­clud­ing em­broi­dery, weav­ing, and print­ing, which she de­scribes as “unique and rare with a rich his­tory in them.” She strives to keep the dying crafts and tech­niques alive by cre­at­ing a new mar­ket and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for them. She does this by in­cor­po­rat­ing these tex­tiles into her beau­ti­ful cre­ations, namely home prod­ucts and clutches, and in­tro­duc­ing them to the United States. Leah spends her sum­mer and win­ter breaks in New York. She loves the en­ergy, diver­sity, art, and de­sign there. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. leahs­

“These tra­di­tional tech­niques are la­bor in­ten­sive and re­quire highly- skilled hands. They can­not be ac­quired from school or workshops; rather, they are passed down from one generation to the other within a fam­ily,” says Leah Singh.

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