About this video

From living in apartheid South Africa to working toward being a human rights lawyer to becoming the CEO of a luxury fashion brand, Paul van Zyl proves that entrepreneurs can do good. Van Zyl explains how he was able to preserve the disappearing artistic tradition of weaving and turn some of the world’s oldest cultural productions into luxury items demanding price points that acknowledge their unique worth.


Paul van Zyl is the Co-Founder & CEO of Maiyet. Prior to founding Maiyet, Paul was known for pioneering new approaches to human rights protection; he has advised countries around the world on how to facilitate transitions to peace and democracy following periods of mass atrocity and human rights abuse.



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