At this time of year, when we are furiously striving to maintain an even keel through the bustle and blur of a busy December, the team behind the Kerrin label consciously takes moments to revisit, talk about and clarify our ikigai, (and full disclosure; most of these moments take place while holding up the bar at our local while downloading on the day’s events over a beer or three).
A Japanese compound word composed of “iki” which means “life” and “gai” meaning value or worth, the ikigai philosophy articulates and validates the search for life’s meaning through purpose-driven vocation.
Purpose-driven vocation - making things to last.
The face value definition resonates, but we must admit that the irreverent and mischievous way the ideology has been appropriated also strikes a chord. In a truly “memeifying” moment that took place almost a decade ago, a Guernsey guy by the name of Marc Winn took Spanish astrologer Andrés Zuzunaga’s “purpose venn diagram” and changed only the central word “purpose” to “ikigai”. Japanologists looked on with indignation as this larrikin corrupted the original ikigai ideology which was then promulgated across the western world by trusting wellness gurus and well-meaning business coaches. (Winn counts himself as a well-meaning business coach whose deliberate merging of two principles came from honest intentions of helping us make our experience of the world a happier-for-longer, more purposeful, one).
From the outside looking in, the Japanese often seem able to achieve equal parts pragmatism and romance within many of their practiced ideologies, and ikigai is a perfect example of that.
Pragmatically, one’s ikigai - or at least the Winn-ikigai riff - is the sweet spot that can be found where the circles of Passion, Mission, Profession and Vocation intersect. Romantically, it’s what fuels the soul to drive us through each day, each month and each year; and keeps the belly fire stoked throughout all the highs and lows that life throws at us. It’s about finding joy in the mundane as much as the extraordinary life tasks and events. And this westernised version of the philosophy unashamedly gives license to make a living, even profit, from a passion that has meaning, that one is good at, and that others benefit from.
Winn found a way for us to visually map, then execute and regularly reflect on our “reason for being”. That’s cool. It feels good, and we’re all about the good feels, especially coming out the other side of the most isolating and alien-like pandemic years we never could have imagined until they happened.
So, from the Kerrin team to you and yours, we hope you manage to shed any regrets from the past; we wish you enjoyment for the present; and fulfilment in the discovery and practice of your own ikigai for the coming year and beyond. Here’s to happy days.
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EXCHANGES OF KERRIN PURCHASES Unfortunately, due to items selling out quickly, exchanges cannot be guaranteed on KERRIN purchases as your requested item may sell out prior to us receiving your return. If your purchase meets the return conditions, you are able return your item and purchase an alternative item.
RETURN CONDITIONS Returns may be refused if the item is assessed to be unfit for resale. This clause does not apply where an item has a manufacturing defect which has been brought to our attention within six months of the purchase date.
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Return of faulty items: We can assist you with your return of a faulty item by offering you a number of solutions: - if the fault is minor (as determined at the sole discretion of KERRIN), we may elect to repair the product, where possible; - if the fault is major (as determined at the sole discretion of KERRIN), you may elect to receive: a replacement product (if possible); or credit; or a refund of the original purchase amount (except if the original purchase was made using a credit in which case another credit voucher may be issued). In the case of the return of a faulty item, KERRIN will only offer a repair, exchange, credit or refund if: - the goods are returned within a reasonable time, being six months from the date of purchase; - proof of purchase to KERRIN’s satisfaction is provided, in the form of the KERRIN transactional receipt or invoice; and - upon assessment by KERRIN: the item is considered faulty; or the item is considered to hold a manufacturing fault; or the item varies significantly to the KERRIN description and/or images; or the item delivered is not the item that was ordered. KERRIN will not offer a repair, exchange, credit or refund of any item where fault or damage has been caused by the wearing of, or incorrect caring for, the item. However, if you believe the item is faulty please follow our return procedure.
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REASON FOR RETURN: NUMBER OF ITEMS BEING RETURNED: DESCRIPTION OF ITEM(S) BEING RETURNED: REASON CODE: ______ REASON FOR REFUND: 1. LOOKS DIFFERENT FROM IMAGE 2. ARRIVED TOO LATE 3. POOR QUALITY/FAULTY 4. DOESN’T FIT PROPERLY 5. DOESN’T SUIT ME 6. INCORRECT ITEM RECEIVED 7. PARCEL DAMAGED ON ARRIVAL 8. ORDERED MORE THAN ONE SIZE 9. OTHER, PLEASE DESCRIBE
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