Monique Maissan nominated as EY emerging entrepreneur of the year 2019

Putting Waste2Wear (innovative textiles out of recycled plastics) in the spotlight!

Monique Maissan is one of the entrepreneurs nominated for the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year award.

This award is one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs. The award encourages and rewards successful entrepreneurship.

Monique Maissan is CEO and founder of Waste2Wear, an innovative textile company, specialized in the recycling of post consumer plastic waste into high quality yarns, woven and non-woven fabrics and finished textile products.

Monique is renowned as a versatile entrepreneur with a clear vision of Waste2Wear’s role in the transition of the textile- and fashion industry.

Waste2Wear: A one-stop-shop for a full waste-to-product value chain

Monique Maissan’s nomination for EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year is more than just recognition of her entrepreneurial capabilities, but importantly also of the significant development of experience and know-how in this niche area.

This allows Waste2Wear to offer a one-stop-shop for a full (plastic waste) bottle-to-product value chain that is fully compliant and certified in every step.

An unique service to unburden international textile companies and fashion brands in their journey to become circular.

Entrepreneurs on a pedestal

EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year has been one of the world’s most high-profile entrepreneurial awards for more than twenty years. The award spotlights successful entrepreneurs and is intended to put entrepreneurship explicitly on a pedestal and to encourage and support entrepreneurs to get the best out of themselves. Thanks to their vision, passion, leadership and often also their stubbornness, they inspire and motivate other people. In their pursuit of continuous improvement, they develop new ideas and concepts that – besides making their own company successful – ultimately also promote economic growth and employment opportunities.


The total of 16 nominated entrepreneurs will present themselves to an independent jury on 4 September. This jury selects the finalists. The winners will be announced on 2 October. In addition to the Entrepreneur Of The Year and the Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY also presents the EY Family Business Legacy Award on that evening.

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