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Meet Emily & Leigh

The two moms who bonded over a love of travel
and then founded the brand called Tea.

Emily Meyer

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Responsible for all things that we touch, feel and see

  • GREW UP:

    Boerne, Texas, with enormous oak trees around the property (chickens & sheep, too)

  • SCHOOL:

    Parsons School of Design, New York

  • SOUL SEARCHING TIME:

    A year in Paris, studying French and art history

  • BEFORE TEA:

    Designed for Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Gymboree and Esprit

  • TRAVEL:

    Abroad. Sometimes Hawaii.

  • INSPIRATION:

    Clement, 5. Cracks himself up. Georgia, 3. Cracks everyone else up. Hilton, for a lifetime.

  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

    Riding bikes (with family) to the park for a picnic; trip to the beach for surf & sand

  • SUNDAY AFTERNOON:

    Alameda flea market or Asian Art Museum

  • CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:

    Visits from NaNa, the globe-hopping grandma

Leigh Rawdon

CEO & Co-Founder

Responsible for people and money, and for making the world go 'round

  • GREW UP:

    Memphis, Tennessee

  • SCHOOL:

    B.A. in English from Davidson College and MBA from Harvard

  • TRAVEL:

    Yes, as often as possible

  • INSPIRATION:

    Adam, 7. Loves chess and baseball. Matthew, 5. Constant source of entertainment.

  • WHERE TO NEXT:

    Off to Barcelona with my boys, inspired by the Tea Catalonia collection

  • TEACH KIDS ABOUT THE WORLD:

    Convince them to eat sushi (chopsticks can be a challenge)

  • TEACH OTHER KIDS ABOUT BUSINESS:

    I mentor Stanford MBA students on their startup ideas. No chopsticks involved.

  • SATURDAY NIGHT:

    Kitchen island, friends and family, good food and wine, kids making a huge mess

  • SUNDAY:

    Cleaning up the big mess then taking the kids to the village for ice cream

we want everyone at tea to see the world.

That's why everyone who works here receives an annual international travel
allowance. To hear about their journeys, visit blog.teacollection.com