Terra.do - Solve #climatechange

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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…

Show Notes

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 

What is Terra.do - Solve #climatechange?

Terra.do is an online climate school. We teach you everything climate, connect you to an online community of changemakers and put you to work remotely on high-impact climate projects that need your unique skills.

Our podcasts are focused on climate change, sustainability, development, conservation, and many more issues focused on developing countries, starting with India.