“Our pieces pay tribute to century-old traditions of dedication to craft, when time was toiled to make exquisite pieces by hand,” shares EDEN + ELIE founder Stephanie Choo.
She named the handcrafted jewellery brand in 2016 after her “two big loves” – Eden and Eliot who are her daughter and son respectively.
When she’s not working, Stephanie likes to order up a bowl of peppery Bak Kut Teh from Song Fa or Bak Chor Mee from Lam’s Kitchen @Race Course, and looks forward tending her day with a steamy hot bath. The next day, says Stephanie, a shower plus a nice walk are all it takes to get her creative juices flowing for more jewellery making.
Through EDEN + ELIE, Stephanie strives to “celebrate and empower individuals with diverse abilities”and does so by hiring team members with autism. Out of her 17 team members, 10 of them are artisans who are adults with autism, and she has successfully provided a space for them to feel welcomed and appreciated for their exquisitely crafted pieces. “I wanted to create products I could hire people to make, and change their lives for the better,”she says
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