#35: Jonah Mwangi, CEO & Founder, Green Nettle Textile

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Jonah Mwangi is the Founder and CEO of Green Nettle Textile. Jonah’s background is in biochemistry and he is a farmer by passion. He is an early stage social entrepreneur in the field of agribusiness helping out small farmers. He is an alumni of YALI Transformative Leaders program as also the ygap social changemakers program. Green Nettle was the first African winner of the prestigious Global Change Award presented by the H&M Foundation in 2019.
In this podcast, Jonah talks passionately about the importance of the circular economy and fashion. His company Green Nettle Textile is innovating by converting nettle stalks into a linen-like fabric. Learn more about Jonah’s journey and his learnings with entrepreneurship so far…
Notes –01:01 – Jonah’s entrepreneurial journey 04:45 – The premise behind Green Nettle Textile 08:02 – COVID19 challenges 10:26 – Impact of winning the Global Change Award 12:08 – Climate change in Kenya and impacts on Jonah’s company14:24 – Circular economy and fashion18:11 – Politics and policy22:28 – Social entrepreneurship and media awareness21:13 – Call of action - always think about the impact of fashion

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