The like.leigh Story
Introducing like.leigh: A modern, elevated approach to artisanal textile design for the home. This is our story.
My mom and I were so much alike. Her name was Sandra Leigh, and I am just like.leigh."
A word from like.leigh founder, Amy Weisberg:
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. like.leigh has been a true labor of love, and I want to let you in on what we’re all about and how we got here.
like.leigh was born from an appreciation of the nuances of handmade design. As a textile artist, I have worked in the industry for over a decade for various fashion, home, and accessories brands. While I’ve gained an immense amount of knowledge from my experience, I felt that something was missing. Having studied textile design in college, I learned the history and origin of many classic techniques. I used my hands to create every project that I designed, and I felt connected to the craft from start to finish. Unfortunately, this is often lost in the world of mass-market design. With deadlines and quick turnaround times, the connection to the craft is often replaced by the efficiency of digital-aided design. While digital design has its benefits, after ten years of moving further and further away from where I started, I needed to reconnect.
I started like.leigh after a very trying moment in my life. I had just lost my mom to cancer. In losing my mom, I learned how quickly life can change, and the way we choose to spend our time is especially important. So, I decided that after years of designing for large companies, I needed to take a risk and start a venture that reconnects me to the craft that I love.
Each of our designs begins with a paintbrush to paper. Hand-painted designs have unique characteristics that tend to not only preserve the natural nuances of the original hand, but celebrate them. Each design is then locally screen-printed here in California. Hand screen-printing is such a special process with precise attention to detail. It allows for micro-batch printing and a true appreciation for the hand-feel of an ancient craft.
Through the process of starting a business, I have realized that so much of who my mom was, lives on in me. In each hand-crafted detail, I have found the strength to push forward and reconnect to what makes me feel truly fulfilled. My mom and I were so much alike. Her name was Sandra Leigh, and I am just like.leigh.
Thank you for being here and taking interest in our brand. We look forward to bringing unique, artisanal, hand-crafted textiles to your home.