Nancy Johnston FRSA scooped her award in the entrepreneur category for her Nancy sustainable and socially-motivated menswear brand Tengri
The Asian Women of Achievement [AWA] Awards, in association with NatWest, announced the winners of the 2016 Awards at an event in London on 12 May. The Awards, now in their 17th year, celebrate the contributions made by Asian women both professionally and in their communities, cutting across a broad range of sectors in British life from business and media to sport, culture and public service.
Tengri challenges the fashion and textile industry to become ‘fairshare’, and ultimately empower the people of Mongolia to invest profits. The company pioneers a 100% transparent supply chain and a ‘fairshare’ business model, working direct with Mongolian nomadic herders to provide them with a sustainable income. You can read more about her journey in her blog.
“I’m so deeply honoured to have been awarded this accolade, not only celebrating pioneering and inspirational women driving business, but also making change for good. I launched Tengri having lived with Mongolian herder families, experiencing the challenges that put pressure on their lives and livelihoods. I saw an opportunity where a collective movement of design, fashion, ethics, business, environmental activism and individual consumer choice could come together to do good and can make a difference."
Nancy’s journey has been supported by highly experienced fashion industry experts through the Grant Thornton Growth Accelerator programme and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), University of the Arts London.