#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 company

14:24 – Circular economy and fashion

18:11 – Politics and policy

22:28 – Social entrepreneurship and media awareness

21:13 – Call of action - always think about the impact of fashion

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