Irving " Eveni" Carruthers of Vailima first established I.H.Carruthers Ltd in Samoa as a cocoa and copra merchant in 1929. Irving Carruthers was the son of Richard Irving Hetherington Carruthers, a Scotsman from Melbourne who first came to Samoa as a lawyer for Robert Louis Stevenson in the 1890s. The I.H.Carruthers trading empire was set up by integrating a network of trading stations throughout Samoa which were serviced by inter-island schooners.
Over the years I.H.Carruthers has adopted "Eveni Carruthers" as its main store brand and has become one of the leading retailers of fabrics, uniforms, sporting goods and Polynesian inspired apparel. The blending of Polynesian and Samoan motifs under the following brands which are inspired by the expanded family history of the Carruthers family in Samoa
Eveni: The Eveni brand which is the Samoan translation of the first name of the company's founder “Irving" has become a popular name over the years. The "Eveni" brand is our premium school uniforms brand for Samoa, American Samoa and Tokelau.