Partner since: 2020
Refugee origin: Afghanistan, Myanmar & Pakistan
Refugee location: Malaysia

Earth Heir is a social enterprise based in Malaysia. Earth Heir celebrates craftsmanship by designing thoughtfully, engaging in ethical partnerships and advocating conscious living. Earth Heir's collection includes fashion accessories, jewelry and homewares. The business was founded to serve traditional artisans in underserved communities and they are a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization.

Refugee Artisan Group

A group of 47 Afghan, Palestinian, Pakistani, and Burmese refugees living in Kuala Lumpur collaborate with Earth Heir. Some of the artisans do home-based work while others work at Earth Heir workshops. This diverse group of artisans brings many different skillsets to Earth Heir, though they are most often using their skills in embroidery and sewing.

UNHCR Malaysia

Learn more about the UNHCR's work in Malaysia.


Working…has helped me with my mental health, I don’t think about my problems. The income helps me support my family and my children.

- Najiba, Refugee Artisan