In this episode we talk with Mélanie Broyé-Engelkes the CEO of Ananas Anam the maker of PIÑATEX. PIÑATEX is a sustainable natural fibres alternative to animal leather. Which is cruelty-free and made from the leaves of the pineapple plant. The opportunities in this space are huge and Ananas Anam is an early pioneer. 47% of all animal based leather is used in the #footwear industry, so that’s a key vertical being targeted. They have clients ranging from HUGO BOSS, Paul Smith, H&M, Hilton (London Bankside) and have recently signed a deal with a global footwear brand. Mélanie’s corporate background working for luxury brands within LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) enables her to give great advice to women wanting to enter leadership positions or to start their own enterprises.
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More people are choosing to follow plant-based diets. Exciting new startups are disrupting this space by creating innovation in food, direct to consumer food delivery services, clothing, health care products and restaurants. We will be interviewing plant-based CEO’s and established leaders in their own fields. Hear what drives these entrepreneurs, why they became vegan and learn more about their companies.