About The Brand
5% OF PROFITS ARE DONATED TO THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE WOMEN'S CENTRE.
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A NOTE FROM LEAH:
"I am the least likely person to have ended up in the fashion industry. From living on a lighthouse island as a child, to dropping out of high school and working entry-level jobs for over a decade, to accidentally becoming an entrepreneur: my story is far from glamorous.
In an industry that values prestige and glamour, it is easy to feel like an imposter. Because of this, I now proudly share my story in hopes that it inspires someone else."
Leah is the owner/designer behind LYD.
She is also the host of the Voted Least Likely Podcast, a show dedicated to demystifying what it means to be successful.
"When I started my business I couldn't find anyone with a story like mine. I also couldn't find anyone willing to share the realities of being an entrepreneur. I thought there was something wrong with me, that it wasn't coming as easily as other people were making it look. Once I realized this was just the magic of social media, I decided to start the Voted Least Likely Podcast. I don't want anyone to feel alone like I did when I started my career."
ABOUT THE BRAND
Leah Yard Designs was established in 2013. The inspiration behind the brand is to add a touch of glamour to every day. Each piece of jewellery is designed in Vancouver, Canada. We are proud to work with RJC certified production partners to help bring the full collection to life. We take our impact on the world seriously which is why we use materials that are meant to last and include recycled metals in the production process.
Take a peek behind the scenes here.
Each collection builds on the last, honouring the journey along the way. It's time to celebrate what makes you; uniquely you.
BRAND VISION (and some rules we live by)
Leah Yard Designs is located in Vancouver, BC Canada. With over 10 years of experience Leah continues to run LYD out of her studio in historic Chinatown.
THINGS WE DON'T BELIEVE IN:
- Saving jewellery for special occasions.
- Compromising quality: each piece is designed to be loved for years, not a season.
- Following trends / fashion rules
- "Less is more"
THINGS WE DO BELIEVE IN:
- Mixing and matching fashion to create your own personal style
- Glamour for everyday
- Bringing joy to your life with what makes you feel beautiful
"Welcome to LYD, we think you will like it here"
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