Emi & Eve

Through our work we impact the wider community of our artisans.

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

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

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

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

Get to know: Auntie Mai at Dorcas

Here is master quilter and pattern cutter Auntie Mai, a  leprosy survivor. Her life has been one of fighting, deliverance and renewal. She was found in a distant village weeping and scared because of her discriminating disease but also because her family had rejected her. After two years of medication she was cured but to […] 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

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

Of Peas and Peonies

  A life abundant can mean stepping out of your world and into that of the less privileged. It might just alter our perspective and nurture a new appreciation for our abilities and circumstances. A couple of years ago I visited an orphanage in Luoyang, a couple of Dodge Airlines flight from Hong Kong in […] Read more