A native of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Nansalmaa Sanjmyatav established herself as a leading designer and innovator in the Mongolian fashion industry after the peaceful democratic revolution of the early ‘90s. She quickly began a highly acclaimed career in the fledgling cashmere and design industry, eventually becoming Head of the Design Department at the country’s largest cashmere retailer, Gobi, where she was named the Mongolian “Designer of The Year.”
In 2003, Ms. Nansalmaa’s passion for improving and changing the cashmere industry led her to establish her own company, Nans Cashmere. Founded on the principles of innovation, creativity, and a unique approach to fashion, the company has quickly developed an influential role in the Mongolian cashmere market. Nans Cashmere is also a source of opportunity and inspiration for Mongolian women, providing comfortable living, a safe environment, and socio-economic mobility to its largely female staff. The company has been recognized by the Mongolian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as one of the country’s “Top Exporters” and an excellent example of Mongolian entrepreneurship.