For almost five years, Népra has been two ladies on a mission. Ama & Essi met in May 2015 the first time, and since then they have been working full-time building their vision for Népra; building a transparent brand, and working towards a more sustainable textile industry reality. It has been fun, but there have been many times when compromises have been made due to the lack of resources - especially that most valuable one, time. That said, these years have proved that two people can do a lot. Even so much that it feels insane! In the past year or two many people have been surprised when they realise Népra is, essentially, a team of two.
Now, it’s time to turn a new page and we are beyond excited! Last autumn, we got to know Elsa, and since then we have had meetings, written dozens of emails, and decided that Elsa’s skills and mindset match in the best possible way to our current situation. We are happy to announce that we have hired our first employee, although we are sure Elsa is already more than that. Népra is now three ladies on a mission, and because we know what two people can achieve, we are excited to find out what we can do as a team of three working full-time for our big picture as well as for the daily and monthly routine tasks.
Let’s raise our coffee cups for Elsa and let’s frog and roll!
In recent years, we have seen a variety of lifestyle trends that originate from different regions, cultures, or religions - especially Japanese concepts and philosophies have been gaining international popularity. We wanted to learn more about the two world-known Japanese concepts, ikigai and ichigo ichie, and consulted our Japanese friend and business professional living in Finland. In this article, Daiki Yoshikawa will introduce you to the Japanese concept of a meaningful, simple, and happy life based on his own experiences.