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Shop responsibly! - a message from YKRA's founder

  We believe strongly in protecting our environment, and using our business to do good. This is why we are against Black Friday, and irresponsible overconsumption. Buying things just because they are cheap is crazy, and is leading to over production, and the unnecessary destruction of our environment in the name of short term profit. Every day we hear the news about animals going extinct, forest burning uncontrollably, polluted rivers and smog filled cities. Yet we act as we had nothing to do with these issues. This week, the EU parliament has declared a Climate Emergency. While we are happy that world leaders are finally accepting the facts, action can only come from the bottom up. As long as most...

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YKRA MAGIC BEESWAX

Application Applying our Magic Beeswax couldn’t be easier. Simply follow these steps to give your favourite pack not only a protective barrier against moisture and rain, but also increase its durability and toughness against bushes, thorns, and even against campfire embers.   Ensure your pack is clean and dry to begin with. This will allow for better coverage and penetration. Rub the wax bar over your material, making sure to concentrate particularly in areas where there are seams or stitching, as these will be the areas of your bag most likely to allow rain in. This process is much easier if the wax bar has been slightly heated or warmed, making it softer and easier to spread.  Once the entire...

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YKRA FACES: KATA BALOGH

In our recently launched series, YKRA Faces, we introduce some Budapest-based creatives, who tell us stories about their daily routines and working methods and also give us a glimpse of what they keep in their YKRA backpacks. Our third guest is Kata Balogh, who is a lawyer, photographer and also the founder of Inspirationholic. Please tell us what you’re up to these days!I’ve recently completed my bar exam, so I spend half of my day as a lawyer at an international law firm, Ecovis Hungary Legal. Besides that, I started the Inspirationholic blog about 6-7 years ago as a hobby which is still running. After a couple of years I ‘stopped’ being a blogger and decided to get on the...

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YKRA FACES: VIKI HITKA

In our newest series, YKRA Faces, we introduce some Budapest-based creatives, who tell us stories about their daily routines, working methods and also give us a glimpse of what they keep in their YKRA backpacks. Our second guest is Viktória Hitka, graphic designer. Could you tell us a bit about you and your work?Well, of course, I paint plates – this is not what I do in the major part of my time, but this is what most people are familiar with because it’s the most visible. I also work on donation campaign strategies of NGOs, nowadays I mostly design for TASZ (Hungarian Civil Liberties Union), InDaHouse and Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation. I also design book covers for children’s books...

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Interview with the designers of the HIKERS TALE pattern, PIROS Animation

Meet the team behind PIROS Animation, the designers of our HIKERS TALE Collection. The members of the Hungarian animation studio, Bálint, Bence, Domonkos and Vivi tell us about themselves, their way of working and how the HIKERS TALE pattern and animation video were born. YKRA: Tell us a bit about yourself, about PIROS Animation studio and the whole team! Bence: We founded PIROS with Domonkos Erhardt in 2018 while both of us were studying at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME). We believed that we would have better chances to start our professional journey together than on our own. For the very same reason, it was Vivien Hárshegyi who first joined us, and Bálint Halasi was the latest...

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