Dear friends and family, we’re sending out our thoughts and best wishes for safety to all of you. This is a time for compassion and kindness.
To our incredibly loyal customers and wonderful team:
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping our New Zealand, family run business grow to what it is today. I'm so grateful to all of you who have has believed in the Flo ethos, and supported us since day 1, or even yesterday. Thank you for sharing the Flo love, you're the reason we do what we do.
I'm aware of the concern about the effect on small businesses COVID-19 will have in New Zealand. In light of this, I wanted to share my thoughts on the following...
To my fellow kiwis who are small business owners:
Kia kaha, I encourage us all to continue backing and believing in ourselves and whatever we offer to our country, be it a product or service. Remember all the joy we've brought to people because of this.
Small businesses in NZ makeup 97% of all businesses in NZ and employ approximately 30% of our working population.
During our journey, we've found some incredible kiwi brands to stock and support, and wanted to let you know that when you buy from small local businesses like Flo & Frankie , you're in turn helping many many other small local businesses. Our 'support local' edit which makes up the majority of our stores, includes all our small New Zealand brands that are humbly working away, doing what they love, designing and/or making their products in our gorgeous country for us to enjoy! Having six stores in NZ means we are often the largest wholesale customer of these brands - and we want to continue to stock their products to support their crafts and their way to make a living.
The accumulation of small businesses such as these are the backbone of our economy and contribute over a quarter of our GDP - this is why we hope with your support, we can continue supporting our local brands in store.
Our beautiful shops are closed until further notice. Don't worry, our online store is open 24/7, and all orders will be dispatched after the NZ lockdown is complete. We have layby available so you don't have to pay the full amount when you order.
We'd love to offer FREE ONLINE SHIPPING, to support you in this. Use the code 'FREE SHIPPING'.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected, be it in their jobs or homes.
All our love,
Chrissy & the whole extended Flo family xx
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