About

Every piece of craft weaves a story. 

Through these weaves my story unfolds.  In my heritage this legacy lies. By these hands, I am made. 

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Celebrating Craftsmanship

 

 

EARTH HEIR® works with over 100 artisans from women’s cooperatives, indigenous tribes and refugee groups, across six states of Malaysia.

By combining traditional artisanal skills with modern, contemporary design, Earth Heir is a true celebration of Malaysia’s varied heritage art forms and unique cultural narratives.

Earth Heir Team is also proudly partnering with www.prfmy.org.

 

            

 

Our Impact  

  

Our Mission

 

Awards

 

                                                                                                                                                          

 

Our Team

 

Sasibai Kimis

Founder & Director

Sasi founded  Earth heir in 2013, as a social business focusing on luxury craftmanship and showcasing the skills and traditions of craftspeople. She has a background in investment banking, private equity, non-profit/development agencies, mining, finance, sustainable development, corporate responsibility, and micro-finance whilst having lived in eight countries over four continents. She is absolutely passionate about issues pertaining to environmental sustainability, ecotech and traveling.
Sasi speaks English, Malay. Tamil and basic Swedish. She is an alumnus of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University.

 

 

   

 

Xiao Cheng Wong

CEO

Xiao Cheng is passionate about poverty alleviation and has gained unique insight into community work from training and on-the-ground volunteering in China and the UK.
In recognition of her outstanding abilities, Xiao Cheng was awarded the VG Highly Commended Global Graduate prize, having graduated with First Class Honours as a Star Scholar from Nottingham University Bussiness School.
She has also been invited to mentor on the ASEAN Social Enterprise Bootcamp, co-organised by by Malaysia Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and The Hub Singapore. Before starting at Earth Heir, Xiao Cheng was Head of HR and Finance at ParkEasy, a Malaysian tech start-up.

 

 

 

 

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Kasumi Shirahata
  Communication & Project Manager / Human Right & Sustainability Expert Advisor
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Kasumi is enthusiastic about seeing individuals fulfill their creative potential and talents. Leads UNHCR-MADE 51 Jewellery Collections in collaboration with refugee artisans. Born in Tokyo, educated in US and UK, she holds public and private philanthropic sector experience in refugee protection, international development and start-up/innovation arena in the Middle East, Asia and Africa with a focus of Women and Children Rights.
Prior to joining Earth Heir, Kasumi was working with UN agency for refugee protection/advocacy, and sustainability business consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kasumi holds Masters' Degree from The Bartlett, University College London in Gender Studies and International Development. She is an alumni of Ship for World Youth Leadership program and speaks Japanese, English and Arabic.

 

 

  

 

Wan Azreen

Graphics Designer & General Admin

Azreen is the youngest member in the team, she is a recent graduate having completed a degree in Computer Science major in Multimedia Computing. She did her internship at RTV Kelantan as a junior editor which equipped her in video editing, writing and studying news scripts. During her time at university, she eagerly studied the intricacy of the programming language as she enjoys creating and building things from scratch and problem solving. Azreen chooses to start her first job at Earth Heir because of her interest and passion in multimedia and graphics and the various opportunities given to her at her role. During her free time, Azreen indulges in KPOP music and cooking.