Episode 169: Jacob Orak | Crushing Goals One Ethnotek Bag at a Time

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 169 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Jacob Orak.

"I found myself stressed and burned out in paradise."


Jake is from Minnesota, USA, studied industrial design and runs a social enterprise called Ethnotek with his wife Cori. Ethnotek collaborates with artisans in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia & Vietnam to combine their traditional handmade textiles with functional laptop and travel bags. Jake has been through the Life Athletics program twice and says that it has definitely helped him level-up in all areas of life and business.  

"You can’t fail if you’re trying."

On this episode, Jacob takes us through his entrepreneurial journey and what it means to run a successful social enterprise, how it's helping local, traditional weavers.

Listen in to the conversation today!

Connect with Jacob:

Support Jacob's Kickstarter Campaign here 
Instagram: @ethnotekbags