Emi & Eve

Miss Landmine Cambodia

In 2008 a Norwegian film maker, Morten Traavik, organised a beauty pageant in Angola that highlighted women who had lost limbs because of landmines. Although the idea seems a bit shocking, it was a concept developed by an artist who wanted to challenge the conventional concepts of beauty, and the general image of Africans as […] Read more

Jasmine Villa: a business provides a home

Emi & Eve have been working with a home working seamstress, Thearith Soun, for some time. She and her daughter Meimei make the dustbags for our clutches and silk pouches for our jewellery from a small home in south Phnom Penh. Thearith is a skilled tailor, and war and HIV survivor. She heads a small […] Read more

The Landmine Girls

An insightful documentary by Emma Louise Fry (twitter: @missemmafry), who was an International Journalism masters student at University College Falmouth at the time.  In it we follow two girls who are part of a CMAC demining unit and listen to them chat about their work and why they choose to do it.                         .                                  .                            […] Read more

The New Esthetic of Sustainable Luxury

This post first appeared in The Guardian’s  Sustainable Business hub on 12 February 2015. Design innovation and social problem-solving are coming together in the fashion world, from fair trade pants to recycled bombshells. Over the past few years we have seen a growing desire for more transparency in our clothing manufacturing processes. Just as consumers […] Read more

Eco Footwear Favorites

What is it about shoes that we love so much? Maybe it’s because shoes are a great outlet for self expression.. But what can you do with the pairs that just can’t be mended anymore? Every year we each send an average of three pairs of shoes to the landfill. It provides some pause for […] Read more

And the Award Goes to: Green Fashion on the Red Carpet

                                                      Every year at the Academy Awards, audiences are looking at the dresses nearly as closely as the films. Lately, various high profile women have taken initiatives to make […] Read more

Sip and Sparkle at Shore

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Fall 2014 Sunrise Collection

One day, several peacocks wandered away from the circus where they live…they got lost and fell asleep in the forest… waking up to find themselves in a beautiful temple garden.   Photography by Sabrina Sikora  @sabrinasikora Hair and Make up by Natasha Sajnani @missfacetools Big thank you to Raven Tao for modeling @theraventao Join the […] Read more

Emi & Eve: Singapore

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Get to know: Chenla Chan, pastor and bomb shell recycling artisan

A long ride in a tuktuk from the city centre of Phnom Penh, alongside other tuktuks and motorbikes laden with goods for market, brings us to a somewhat forlorn suburb with various sized houses, some unfinished. Cambodia has not got round to many things we take for granted in our societies. One of them is […] Read more

Angkor

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Mindy Dhanjal: Doing a Britney for Link Universal

  In 2008, my childhood friend in the UK, Ann Marie, told me that she was going to visit Kenya to see how she could further help the people there, as her parents had already established a link in a village called Kimalewa. I jumped at the chance and told her I was coming – […] Read more

Cambodia Mine Action Centre

  The grand entrance of the CMAC headquarters in Phnom Penh is flanked by decommissioned bombs. It delivers the visitor (or the officer) into a cream walled,  empty high ceilinged lobby featuring an enormous poster depicting a green countryside scene of demining activities.  On my introductory visit, I was shown round the large exhibition room by […] Read more

Raven Tao: Emi & Eve brand ambassador

We are fortunate to have Raven as the face of our fashion campaigns. Here she explains why she chose to be our brand ambassador. I had the good fortune of being introduced to Cassandra through a mutual friend in Hong Kong. As soon as I heard about the concept I wanted to meet in person, […] Read more

Audrey Jack: Mission Possible!

  I’m a mum of two, originally from Scotland, but now live in Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong.   I am a bit of a “Jack of all trades but master at none” with a background in Public & Press Relations, as well as event management. Though between living in the US and starting a family […] Read more

Thearny Thoeun: Bomb shell recycling artisan

  Thierni Thoeun has the loveliest smile, which, as with all Cambodians, belies the hardships she has gone through.   Born in a refugee camp just inside the Thai border, Thierni returned to Phnomh penh with her mother and 4 sisters upon the arrival of the UNTAC.   Thierni grew up a Christian since her […] Read more

Emi & Eve: Cocktails

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Emi & Eve: Beads

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Fall 2013 passing clouds collection

Photography by Sabrina Sikora  @sabrinasikora Hair and Make up by Natasha Sajnani @missfacetools Big thank you to Raven Tao for modeling @theraventao Join the bullets to beauty movement! Sign up for our newsletter: Name: Your E-mail Read more

Cassandra on Radio 3

On October 15th, Cassandra appeared on RTHK’s Radio 3 Morning Brew programme, hosted by Phil Whelan. Morning Brew is a chat and music show where guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to entertainment to what’s on in Hong Kong. While waiting I observed from a worn out vinyl sofa […] Read more

The making of the Peace Bracelet

The Peace Bracelet is the first ever Emi & Eve product that we made and it has become the most popular. Back in December 2012 founder Cassandra Postema made the leap to take some designs to an artisan she had met a few months before in Phnomh Penh, who used bombshell brass to make jewellery.  […] Read more

Recycling bullets and bombshell casings

It’s hard to imagine what went on thirty years ago in the Kingdom of Cambodia, where people now go about their business planting rice, going to market, getting married and going to school like any other in South East Asia. Talk to anyone as young as of our generation however, and it soon surfaces that […] Read more

Get to know: Chantha Theoun, recycled brass artist

                              I was born in Pursat province, Cambodia. I don’t have any siblings and my mother died when I was 4 years old. My father was killed when I was 8 years old by a notorious Khmer Rouge soldier. It was […] Read more

Emi&Eve: in the office

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Emi&Eve: Peacock Chair

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Saori handweaving

 In 2009 I traveled to Phuket with a previous social impact business, Dialog Worldbutik, and a retail client from Singapore, to do a trunk show and pop up. I had heard of the Saori Weaving Centre just north of Phuket, set up after the tsunami, and was eager to visit. After a couple of hours drive […] Read more

Lessons in sustainable fashion production

Dialog Worldbutik: The hand bags with the recycled trim…. In 2007 I co founded a social impact business in Hong Kong with a friend from Central St Martins’ School of Art called Dialog Worldbutik.  We wanted to do everything sustainable: fair trade labour, eco friendly and organic materials with recycling thrown in, in order to prove […] Read more