Thursday, December 3, 2015

Insider Interview: Manny Kohli President & CEO of Matt & Nat



In our next Insider Interview, we chat to Manny Kohli President & CEO of Matt & Nat, the vegan accessory brand.

What’s your usual working day like?

- I always start by day off by checking my emails. I want to ensure that all inquiries and requests are answered and responded too. I then have meetings with my team to ensure that everything is running smoothly.

What was your dream job when you were younger?

- To be a designer!

What's the best piece of career advice you've been given?

- The greatest career advice I ever received was to always stay FOCUSED.

What's your number one style tip?

- My number one style tip is to keep your look Minimal, Modern and Fresh!

If you weren't doing the career you are now, what do you think you would be doing?

- I would definitely want to be working in the fields of Public Relations & Marketing in the Fashion industry.

If someone was looking for a career change into your industry, how would you propose the best way is to start?

- Start small and work hard. Hard work, dedication and organization will ultimately lead to success.

What's the best thing about your job?

- The best thing about my job is being able create stylish, fashionable and durable eco-friendly and vegan products.

What's the toughest part of your job?

- The toughest part of my job is the limited materials (vegan leather) we have to use in our production. Nevertheless, we are continuously prototyping new materials and testing durability. This is what is most important for us because we want people to associate our brand with quality and product longevity.

Most proud career moment to date?

- Building a vegan brand that is innovative and making a statement in the world of fashion.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

- In ten years, I see myself practicing the things I love more often – Yoga and Meditation. As for MATT & NAT, I hope and am sure that the brand will be a house-hold name (if not already) in the fashion industry.

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