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Martyna Zastawna

2024 Fellow

Founder, Woshwosh

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Martyna Zastawna is a pioneer and promoter of circularity in Europe. She is one of the most influential women in Poland according to Forbes and a sustainable development leader by Forbes. She is the founder of Woshwosh, the world’s first shoe renewal company and These Girls, Poland’s first socially responsible marketing agency. Martyna is a university lecturer and a mentor focusing on the issue of sustainability. She is also a climate expert at the European Investment Bank and author of many social campaigns awarded in Poland and abroad.

Martyna has implemented circular services to some of the largest companies in Poland, and her company has managed to give a second life to more than half a million pairs of shoes, saving 4 trillion liters of water and 7 million CO2 in the process. She is the author of Collections of Shoes and Clothes for People in Crisis of Homelessness, Refugees or People in Need. Her collections have collected more than 200,000 pairs of shoes and donated to more than 50 charitable organizations and foundations in Poland, Ukraine and Africa.