If Not Now, When: Interview with Emily Adam
Emily Adam is a British soap and cosmetic maker, currently based in France. In her spare time she is a full time teacher and mother of two very energetic boys. At 29, she left Wales to follow her career as an international English teacher in Brazil. From there she went to Basel, Switzerland where she now lives with her husband and two children. Still teaching at the International School, Emily finds time to make and sell her own soaps and cosmetics.
But how did it all start? Well, some might call Emily an eco warrior with a beauty problem or is it a beauty queen with an eco problem? Either way, it all started when she showed a video of the massive plastic gyres in the pacific ocean to her students. Horrified at what she saw, she wondered what she could do to help. She started by making soap and cosmetics for her family to cut back on plastic consumption and nasty chemicals. It developed into friends asking if she would make soaps for them, and then if she could make gifts for people. Feeling a sense of pride that she could share her passion, Emily decided to grow her business.
Emily then set up her Facebook business page Adam & Eva Natural Skincare where she has quite an active following. Someone who is passionate about teaching and empowering people, Emily now runs soap and cosmetic workshops for people who would like to learn how to do it themselves. Emily is an advocate for women in business but particularly working mum.
In this interview, Emily will talk more about how she got started and why it is so important to realise that big world changes start with small steps at home.
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