We fully support the NZ Government’s declaration of a nationwide shutdown for all non-essential businesses that came into place at 11.59 pm on Wednesday night, 25 March, for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Open Online for Essential Items
We have registered with MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) to supply masks, thermal and waterproof clothing and insulated jackets. Orders are being processed remotely and despatched daily under COVID-19 Level 4 conditions (see below).
Online and emailed orders of non-essential items will continue to be taken. However, no despatch will be possible until after the lockdown is lifted. The original advice was that this would be in 4 weeks but we are mindful that this could be extended.
Masks, using disposable Lanaco filters, will be available the week after Easter. Supply will be limited to the filters available. Filters can be purchased separately in packs of 7. There is a pattern that can be downloaded if you prefer to make your own mask.
Gift cards are emailed and can be sent immediately.
Our despatch person is set up to operate in isolation and will be processing orders daily.
Other than this, we are working from home and can answer emails and clear any messages left on our office answerphone.
NOTE: We are only able to supply essential items within New Zealand at this time. Orders can be taken for overseas deliveries but despatch will not be possible until current restrictions are lifted and will also be dependent on the situation in the country the orders are being taken from.
Operating Under Covid-19 Conditions
New Zealand Government supply conditions for Essential non-food consumer products are as follows:
Businesses are able to sell essential non-food consumer products, provided they do so in a way that protects the public and minimises the risk of COVID-19 spreading.
In order to provide essential non-food consumer products, businesses must comply with the following conditions:
- Orders must be taken online or by phone only. Storefronts must not be open and the public should not be able to visit stores to select or collect goods.
- Orders must be for only essential non-food consumer products.
- In fulfilling orders, businesses must take all appropriate public health measures (eg physical distancing, hygiene basics, appropriate personal protective equipment for staff).
- Orders must be home delivered in a contactless way (ie there is no physical interaction between the deliverer and customer).
- The business must inform MBIE of its intention to offer essential non-food products for sale, and provide a list of the products they intend to offer. (See below for more information on how to do this.)
Our garments are made on-site, in our Christchurch workroom, in Dunedin and by a number of outworkers. We are in the process of applying to have our Christchurch workroom able to make masks.
We have put our Christchurch pop-up on hold. Once restrictions are lifted it is likely we will open again for a short time but this will hinge on the level of operation that is permitted. Meantime, thank-you to those of you who have supported us at the Pop-up, to those who have continued to order and to all of you for your interest in Earth Sea Sky.
While this is a difficult time for everyone, the positives are already evident for the environment, for the strength of local communities and for local made. These are all at the heart of what motivates us. Keep safe and enjoy getting into the outdoors, even if it is in a more limited way.