When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Everest in 1953, they were kept warm at nights in sleeping bags made by Arthur Ellis and Co. the original family business behind Earth Sea Sky. Powered by the passion of David and Jane Ellis for gear that would be the best in terms of fabric, quality, and design, Earth Sea Sky has grown via a unique hands on commitment. These two company founders wear their clothing, are their most ardent critics for product improvement and most of all they share our passion for trekking, travelling, and adventures. And while Earth Sea Sky sources the very best technical fabrics for their products in Japan, USA, Italy and Taiwan, everything is hand constructed in New Zealand by skilled machinists to give them an unparalleled ability to maintain attention to detail, quality control and small sustainable production runs. Any day you walk into Trek & Travel, you're likely to find a couple of staff members sporting Earth Sea Sky clothing: it suits what they call the "urban prisoners" in the concrete jungles just as well as the mud-splattered swashbucklers on the trails!