Imagine for a second waking up to war breaking out in your country, having to quickly pack a bag and escaping…well, this is exactly what happened to Yana Smaglo when the war broke out in Ukraine.

Yana is a Ukrainian fashion designer of women’s clothing and lingerie and founder of NENYA distribution company, which she created after escaping the war with the main goal to help Ukrainian designers to sell in the UK market and to pay taxes to support both the UK and and Ukrainian economy.

In this conversation we talk about her escape from Ukraine, and her journey to the UK and how she created her business and mission in the back drop of war.

To follow Yana and her work with NENYA click here