I am Lea Fialho, the creator of Travelleaf. My label, LeaF, is a fusion of my first name and the first letter of my last name.
My company, Travelleaf, is rooted in my professional experience in the fashion industry. I have worked as a hands-on designer, pattern maker and master tailor, and I have also owned my own boutique and created my own clothing line.
For 8 years, I worked for the renowned clothing retailer Brooks Brothers. Though I was first hired there as a master tailor, I ended up entrusted in a variety of roles, from overseeing the manufacturing process to instructing associates in many Brooks Brothers stores. At Brooks Brothers, I gained firsthand knowledge of the entire clothing manufacturing process and an in-depth knowledge of the industry that I knew would serve me well in future endeavors.
During a break from the clothing industry, I traveled the world as a flight attendant. As a frequent traveler and stylish, organized Virgo, I needed my suitcase and travel accessories to be functional and fashionable, in matching fabrics and materials. However, in all of my travels, I could never find products that suited all my needs. One day, after returning from yet another trip disappointed, I decided to create my own; drawing on my extensive knowledge of textiles, fashion and manufacturing, I created Travelleaf.
I call Travelleaf “the gratitude label” because I am extremely grateful for this company, and because it was gratitude that sparked its creation. Earlier in my life, I was challenged every day by recurring negative thoughts. Realizing that these unhealthy thoughts did not serve me well, I searched for ways to be free of them. I discovered, through much research, that we humans have the ability to control our thoughts, which in turn can improve our moods and our very lives. It all starts with having positive thoughts on standby to immediately replace any negative thoughts.
After learning to practice these techniques daily, I found that I no longer had undesired thoughts. Travelleaf was my “standby positive thought”. From this practice of replacing negatives with positives, I created an entire label! My deepest wish is that LeaF products will inspire similar positive change and reminders of gratefulness for all who use them. I always put this feeling ❤️ in every box before I close them.
I hope you enjoy my collections, whether you are traveling the world in style or simply storing your essentials at home. I have personally designed and created every piece, and they are proudly manufactured right here in the USA.
If you require any assistance, do not hesitate to contact me; I love helping my customers! Remember to enjoy everything you do and always be thankful.