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!
Burnout, exhaustion, overload, you probably know it and can name it. In Finland, we have a saying that "a dear child has many names" but this child, despite its many names, is not really dear. Exhaustion is rarely a matter of "just tiredness", but often also involves physical and/or mental symptoms, such as pain, aches, sleep difficulties, impaired memory and concentration and, for example, depression or anxiety symptoms. I myself have experience with the whole spectrum.
Guest blog written by Noora Huotari from Népra Crew
Wake up, do your morning routines, bike to work, work, bike back home, do your daily chores, workout, shower, cook food, walk the dog, do your bed time routines and go to bed and sleep. And repeat same things every weekday. To many, this may sound exhausting and boring, but at least for me, routines are a big part of coping in everyday life.
Népra is an activewear brand that does good. We think charity work is part of a sustainable business and doing good is in Népra’s DNA. This year, we will continue to work with the John Nurminen Foundation to help protect the Baltic Sea. For every product sold online, we donate 50 cents to charity. Read more on the Speak Of The Frog Népra blog.