Delicate and exquisite hand embroidery has been a tradition in Indochina for several hundred years. The workmanship is available in very few places in the world. Each of our designs is painstakingly hand-embroidered at a time when nearly every other linen product in the world is mass-produced. Our goal is to provide you with the beauty, comfort, and pleasure of linens from a bygone era.
Jane Leider displayed her creative spirit early on. As a young girl in Chicago, a lifelong love of fabric and color began. Jane decorated her room in avant guard colors and patterns and created imaginative costumes, and party themes. She was already developing a point of view.
At the University of Illinois, studying Textile Science she learned to appreciate and recognize quality and style. She developed a discerning eye and learned to trust her instincts for design. A career in fashion and design was a foregone conclusion.
In 1984 the journey began when Jane went to New York and began working for The Perry Ellis Company. Sought after fashion editorial jobs at Redbook, Glamour and McCall’s followed. In 1991 she moved to San Francisco as Fashion Director for Macy’s/Bullock’s West. Business travel took her to the fashion capitols of the world; Paris, Milan, London, Madrid. Jane was thrilled and inspired by the products, the designs and the cultures she encountered. Her imagination soared!
In 1994 Jane and San Francisco businessman Richard Leider were married. And shortly thereafter the adventurous couple moved to Hong Kong. Friends there introduced Jane to David Tang, owner of the luxury brand, Shanghai Tang. He asked Jane to create some products for his growing home department. Jane began traveling throughout Asia to source the best handmade items. In Vietnam, Jane discovered extraordinary hand embroideries and the seeds for her company Haute Home were sewn. The designer imagined the possibilities for combining the unique European heirloom embroidery arts of Indochina with the finest European fabrics. In 2000 Haute Home by Jane Leider showed its’ first collection.
In 2004, the family returned to the states. Today Jane presides over her growing, prestigious business, Haute Home, now in its’ tenth year.