Please accept this exclusive invitation for the press preview and US launch party for Edge of Ember, an artisanal, fair trade jewelry line made in Asia that supports local charity projects that benefit women. The line also features inventive, awe-inspiring details such as featuring reclaimed landmine metals in about a third of their line. Will you join us on Wednesday September 5th at POP242 and welcome Edge of Ember designer Lynette Ong?
EDGE OF EMBER is an evolving series of accessories handcrafted
by local artisans in developing Asia, and seeks to bring
empowerment and change through socially responsible commerce.
Working closely with non-profit organizations to ensure that items are ethically produced, EDGE OF EMBER supports the livelihood of local artisans through self-sustainable employment, and reinvests part of this generated income in their communities. 10% of all proceeds go directly towards the EMBER PROJECT, which directly funds local charity projects. These carefully selected programs focus on issues affecting women and children – mainly trafficking, prostitution, education and healthcare. Through this philanthropic venture, EDGE OF EMBER aims to raise awareness of, and make an impact on, the plight of these disadvantaged groups.
Singapore-born Lynette Ong first conceived EDGE OF EMBER when she uncovered unique and inspiring artisan craftsmanship during her travels across Asia, which she felt was overlooked by the international audience. A creative spark was ignited- a fresh concept which connects the raw skills of Asian artisans and Lynette’s own contemporary style, to a cosmopolitan set that is design-oriented and socially-conscious.
The first collection SARAT (the Khmer word for “beauty”) showcases jewelry pieces handmade in Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia and Vietnam. It explores edgy looks with a touch of femininity, with organic hand-hammered metals, bold geometric studs and ethnic-inspired tassels that are accompanied by an elegant mix of crystals and pearls for a sprinkling of luxury.