Phyu Ei Thein, the creator of the Sunflowers Group Social Enterprise, has received the Accelerating Women Entrepreneurship award, with a prize of US$2,500, from the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).
Thein has been working with local weavers to promote a sustainable textile industry in Myanmar for more than 10 years.
She has been exporting textiles since 2004, ordering traditionally woven cotton, silk and lotus textiles from Inle, Taungyi and Amarapura, and exporting them to Japan.
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