Specialization in packaging layout
After training as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk, Britta Wein switched to graphics and specialized in packaging layout. 1998 switched her from the agency to the beverage giant Coca Cola. "At last I was traveling professionally in the direction that I enjoyed. There was also a lot of recognition there. "
However, at the end of 2000 their production area was outsourced and the layout specialist landed at the newly commissioned agency. "When the door slammed shut, I realized: nothing is forever. There is not "the job for life". I had to keep going, although I did not want to go back to the agency world. "
Time out in New York
2006 needed Britta Wein a break from the professional hamster wheel. Her heart had already lost her adolescence to the US. So she moved to New York for three months. "I lived in a shared flat for the first time and just lived in the day.
According to the motto: "I only trade with my stomach." It's great to be able to listen to your gut feeling. I realized that I did not need all that materialistic. "
Business idea at the bus stop
This gut feeling was also the starting point for independence. Coincidentally, she meets the Lunapads owner after a Bolgger event in Portland. "She told me about her product and her initiative" Pads for Girls, "which supports women in Africa. That had touched me a lot ".
Back in Germany, Britta Wein visited the homepage, tasted the product range and conducted market research. In December 2011, she convinced herself in Vancouver of the production processes, costs and distribution formalities. "After that it was clear: I'll do that."
Founding time, turnaround time
The founding of 2012 coincided with a significant break. Back pain was the result of nitrosative stress. The entrepreneur was forced to change her old life in principle. "So far, I've worked permanently, slept too little, barely had time for food, and did not do much sport."
A food intolerance test eventually forced me to restart: "I suddenly had to cancel things I had eaten every day from my shopping list. I went to the supermarket, bought everything I was allowed to eat, and stated: That's something that can be done. "
Digital nomadism in green
Meanwhile, Britta Wein has changed her life, lives again in a shared flat, follows her inner compass, separates herself from "legacies" from her "past life". Everything that is sustainable should remain: It cooks vegan and begins the day with green smoothies.
Yoga and running are part of the regular Wellness-Program. She has also discovered the meditation and remains true to her travel pleasure. That's why she has opted for the online business as well, because it works everywhere, as long as there is an internet connection. Only one service provider still has to take over storage and distribution.
Live with oneself
While the Lunapad brand is still in its infancy in Germany, the entrepreneur is working on a green overall concept. She talks enthusiastically about New York.
The former goal of an inspirational break in 2006 is now the venue for a high-caliber writing workshop. There she wants to create the basis for her writing project. For her lifestyle, she wants to write soon. "Basically, it's about getting rich inside and living in harmony with yourself."
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