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The Entrepreneurs

Vyn and Namuk

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13 March 2024

Episode 640

30 minutes

We meet two Swiss founders working to combat overconsumption in style. Co-founder Stefan Mathys breaks down how Vyn trainers marry craftsmanship with a deep understanding of wear patterns to craft durable kicks with added value for consumers. Franz Bittmann, CEO of Namuk, talks about his sustainable children’s outdoor-clothing brand, which encourages a deep-seated love for nature from a young age.

13 March 2024

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Chapter 1

Vyn

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Co-founder Stefan Mathys discusses the founding principles of Vyn, driven by a desire to create traineres that offer long-lasting comfort and style – and move away from the traditional 12-month use cycle of footwear.

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Chapter 2

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Namuk

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Founder and CEO Franz Bittmann talks about how a struggle to find durable outdoor clothes for his children inspired him to launch a sustainable brand that meets the needs of adventure-loving families.

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