CEO of the Justa Trama Central Cooperative

Nelsa Nespolo is a seamstress and the CEO of the Justa Trama Central Cooperative, an agroecological cotton supply chain established in 2005 which involves 5 regions in Brazil and spans cotton planting and harvesting, spinning, weaving, assembly, seed accessories and commercialization.
Nelsa is also the president of the Univens Cooperative and coordinator of Unisol Rio Grande do Sul (RS). She was the director of the department of incentives and development for a solidarity economy in the Tarso state government administration in RS from 2011 to 2014, and authored the book Tramando Certezas e Esperanças (2014).