SOMEONE, a person, makes each one of our products. This person’s story is told through his handcraft. When it comes to Jalla Board Original, this board tells the story of Saman who has given the soul to each board from product development to shaping the actual products. Saman is originally from Kurdishtan and we were pleased to offer him work when he was seeking for an asylum. After all, the whole Jalla Board Original project is aimed at creating work possibilities for those who struggle in today’s competitive environment, such as asylum seekers, immigrants and the long-term unemployed. In Saman’s...
It was about a year ago when we made the decision to start a company and start manufacturing and selling the Jalla boards. A lot has happened since, but there's still a lot to do. This year we'll bring out new products, like the beanie, which is almost ready to be ordered - just a little bit more testing to be done.
Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland.
During those 100 years our country has risen from a poverty-stricken Northern European backcountry into one of the most advanced countries in the world. It has not come without a sacrifice, though. Our parents and grandparents had to bear a huge cost to gain the independence weow have. We all have to make up that dept to further develop this country to be the most equal nation in the world.
Nuur - meaning light in Arabic - is a pop-up store and café at Espan lava, in Helsinki.
Jalla Board is one of the organizing members whose products are presented there. Spearheaded by Startup Refugees, Nuur was set up to create awareness towards multiple Finnish organizations that help the unemployed to find work.
Jalla products help shape the society for the better! We want to continue on this road, designing and manufacturing great products that look good and are fun to use.
We are very proud to have been granted the Design from Finland Mark for the Jalla Never Bag. This mark can be granted for the companies who invest in professional Finnish design. Of course we've been doing that the whole time, but it's nice to get an official recognition for the work. Thank you The Association for Finnish Work for this!
Our friends across the pond had a dream date featuring the Jalla Board original.Looks fun!
Video is in Finnish, but even if you didn't understand what they are saying, the language of longboarding is universal.
If you like what you see (sure you do) see Milli & Abe's Youtube channel.