Anne Butterly

Anne Butterly

Ireland
Trip: 
Dublin, Ireland
Mentored by: 

Mentored by: Tehya Kopp

United States of America
Trip: 
Dublin, Ireland

Anne’s mission is to create a range of innovative, eco-friendly textiles to revolutionize industries that depend upon cotton and plastic. She created the world’s first 100 percent biodegradable, disposable towel through Easydry, the company she founded almost 15 years ago. Since then, it has expanded its product line and spread to more than 20 countries, including New Zealand, the U.S., Finland, Iceland, Malta, Bahrain Austria and South Africa. Easydry saves millions of gallons of water globally each year.

Anne won 14 major awards for Easydry, including 2015 and 2011 Green Entrepreneur of the Year at the Green Awards, 2013 Woman in Business, 2013 LCEB 20 Years Anniversary Platinum Awards, 2009 Innovation of the Year, 2009 HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards and 2011 Businesswoman of the year, 2011 Louth County Enterprise Board Awards. 

Anne specialized in accounting for her BComm and then moved into management for her MBS. After college, she spent eight years working in marketing roles at Aon, Graphite HRM and Sage.