Emily Cheetham

Emily Cheetham’s design journey began on an antique Singer sewing machine, with a bolt of blue fabric and her mother’s instruction on how to sew a fabric bag. The bag was more DIY than designer but her passion was kindled and she hasn’t stopped dreaming up new bag designs in the fifteen years that have followed. Creativity, imagination and heritage are at the heart of line of artisan-crafted handbags and accessories, Elyse & i.  Her bags have lined shelves of some of the world’s most renowned stores, been praised in the press or been clutched by celebs, actresses and influencers alike. Based in Singapore, the British designer’s knack for combining sartorial and economical savviness makes Elyse & I a brand to love.