Monna Raatikainen was born in 1985 in Forssa, Finland where her mother Kyllikki and father Hannu were working with motorcycle brand Yoko. In 1988 the family moved to Oravikoski in the middle of Finland and there motorcycle gear brand Hanx was born. The Hanx factory in Oravikoski and the world of motorcycle world came very familiar for Monna. The Eicma motorcycle exhibition in Milan and the Intermot exhibition in Cologne were a big part of family holidays for the Raatikainen family during Monna´s childhood. Monna has a Bachelor degree in business and marketing and a Master’s degree in Innovation management. In her final thesis in 2012, she investigated service design in the motorcycle gear business. Monna worked in the Hanx factory during her holidays throughout her studies and in January 2012 she was appointed as a marketing manager at Hanx. Monna coordinated a CE-proved motorcycle textile gear project couple of years ago. The Hanx jacket and pants are designed and made in Finland. Now the Hanx team is waiting for the latest updates in the CE-proved gear regulations. Customised gear is experiencing growing demand in Finland, as bikers want special colours and need special sizes and fittings, and Monna is proud that the Hanx brand still has its own factory in Finland in Oravikoski where it manufactures motorbike gear using textiles.