Emily Lush

I'm a writer, editor, photographer, and creative communicator
based in Hanoi, Vietnam.



A former magazine journalist, I love storytelling in all its forms—words, photography, design, material culture.
I use narrative storytelling and other techniques to help social businesses and not-for-profits improve their communication, advocacy, and fundraising activities.

I work across a range of issues—including Fair Trade, cultural asset-based development, heritage crafts, women's entrepreneurship, and human rights. I regularly pen articles about ethical fashion, social enterprise, and experiential travel for a range of publications.

When I'm not doing that, I'm travelling the world, hunting down everything from handmade textiles to Soviet-era architecture, and writing about it on my blog, Wander-lush. Read more about me here.



Services –

Communications, fundraising
& marketing strategy

Social media curation

Fundraising & events

Report writing

Press releases

Newsletter campaigns

Photography & videography

Case studies, impact reports
& producer stories

Content marketing

Editorial & advertorial

Document design

Basic branding & visual identity

WordPress & Squarespace

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Recent bylines –

walk the walk: WALK SEW GOOD

Feature, Peppermint, Issue 36


wheel in motion: nicolette Johnson ceramics

Cover story, Peppermint, Issue 35


Denim and destiny: outland denim

Feature, Peppermint, Issue 35

a social fabric: tais weaving in timor-leste

Co-authored feature, Garland, Sep 2017

wfto asia raw material & product search

Blog post, WFTO Asia, Aug 2017


women's business: carpet weaving in Azerbaijan

Feature, Hand/Eye, Jul 2017


Photography & video –


Exploring the Trans-Caucasus Countries with Emily Lush

A photo feature created for Passion Passport, Oct 2017

9 Reasons to Love Cambodia

An Instagram takeover created for Cartogramme, Feb 2017

Riding on Stalin's Rope Roads in Chiatura, Georgia

A photo essay created for roam magazine, Aug 2017

Travel to Tràng An, Vietnam

A boat journey through Ninh Bình Province, Oct 2017