Founded in 2000, Leila’s Linens offers a wide arrange of home décor products sold under brand names including Leila’s Home Living, Shifra Zadeh, and RLK. Its products also are sold under many private store brands. Leila’s Linens uses GSP benefits on imports from India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to keep costs low and pass savings on to the consumer.
When GSP expired, Leila’s Linens had to raise prices to cover the new tariffs costs. In addition to $175,000 in tariffs paid, Leila’s Linens lost an estimated $1.7 million in sales when major clients started sourcing directly from non-GSP countries. Lower volumes made it hard to service smaller clients, too. Leila’s Linens delayed all major expenditures, including new workers.
The retroactive renewal allowed Leila’s Linens to hire 2 new workers. Leila’s Linens also was able to invest in much needed business software.