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David Ellis - Founder and owner of Earth Sea and Sky

  • The Dominion Dominion Road Auckland, Auckland New Zealand (map)

David Ellis - founder and owner of the specialised outdoor clothing brand Earth Sea Sky will talk about his 35 years experience designing and making outdoor clothing and equipment in New Zealand. His grandfather started the Fairydown brand and supplied Sir Edmund Hillary the sleeping bag he used during the first ascent of Mt Everest. His father joined the business and was the engineer that accompanied Hillary on his tractor trip to the South Pole.
During the evening David a keen outdoor enthusiast will talk about his unique family heritage, remarkable people he has meet, interesting places he has visited, some misunderstandings of functional clothing, the importance of efficient layering systems and how Earth Sea Sky survives in a world of exaggerated marketing claims, huge advertising budgets and discounts - A night of entertainment not to be missed!

Monday 9th May, 7:30pm - The Dominion
All welcome - non members we ask for a small donation.

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