Waste2Wear CEO Monique Maissan awarded for contributing to a better world

A true acknowledgment for our CEO Monique Maissan. The Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China awarded her with the Best of BenCham Personality of the Year Award.


This award is presented to a Benelux person in China, who has made a large contribution to a better world. This can be in business, in the arts, in sports or contributing to peace or harmony. The winner also needs to have invested not only in his or her own company – in an exceptional way, but also in the sector as a whole.

With roots in the Netherlands, Monique founded her first company in China already in 1998 in fashion and textiles. Over the past 10 years, she became a frontrunner in recycling plastic waste into beautiful fabrics suitable for the fashion and interior industry.

The jury report cited about Monique:

“Her long experience in Asia, her deep roots in the Netherlands and her engagement for more sustainability in the fashion industry, combined with her inner leadership, make Monique a role model for women and for the entire Benelux community.”

This personality award is very special!

Receiving this personality award, feels as a great appreciation for the work she has done in China over the past twenty years. Not to forget, she did this together with a dedicated team and an engaged network of partners.

The Best of BenCham Award Ceremony

It was the eighth time the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China organized the Best of BenCham Award. Monique received the award on 21 November during the Belgian Economic Mission of H.R.H. Princess Astrid.

Read the interview with Monique on the BenCham Blog:

Perspective: Monique Maissan – Female Entrepreneur in Asia


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