Latest update on March 30th.
The good news: the web shop will stay open through all of this. I will ship out orders as long the shipping companies are in business. At this time, I can ship orders to limited countries, scroll down for the full list. We are self isolating and so far, we’ve dodged the bullet and are safe and healthy.
The bad news: All design markets for this spring have been cancelled at least until the end of May. Nordic Designer’s Pop Up Shop in Helsinki might open again in June and Hypecon is going to be held in August instead of June, I’ll keep you updated once I know more. My stockists have limited opening hours or are closed until further notice.
The important news: Please think about the small and weak on every action you take during this time. Obviously keeping everyone safe is priority number one. But please, keep in mind, that few months of isolation and quarantines will be brutal on small businesses, the culture industry and the restaurant industry. Do what you can to help out these businesses stay afloat during next few months.
Like said, my shop will stay open and I am so so grateful to all the orders that will be placed during this time. Even the smallest purchases will make a difference – I will stay busy and stream of few euros will lead to being able to pay my bills at one point. And if you absolutely can’t spare a dime now, share my rainbows where you can so I can reach out to more people and survive this time. Thank you for your support, it truly means the world to me.
Precautions I’m taking: As you know, there’s only me at LumiWAU. And my studio is located in our home so obviously I’m staying in. At this time, Joni is also working from our home but we avoid going on crowded places and mostly stay at home. The only places we NEED to go during these days are groceries, the post office and maybe run some errands for my parents who are high risk. We wash our hands constantly, clean up more frequently and use sanitizers. If I, or someone in my family would get sick, I would probably take a small break of sending out orders, even though there has not been any cases so far that people had gotten covid-19 from things. I’ll keep you all updated.
Important update about shipping: During the next month or two, I will ship everything in a letter that can safely be sent in one and use the mail box down the street, so I can restrict the post office visits to a minimum for you and me both. I use our national postal service for shipping and at this time that means I can only ship to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
If you are located in Finland and want your bigger items delivered to your door, you can choose a home delivery as a shipping method (Posti and Matkahuolto will provide this service and by latest notice they don’t need signatures and can leave the shipment behind your door without any contact.) Regular box sized things will ship to your local parcel locker, so you can pick it up when most convenient.
I’ll keep you updated on any changes, stay safe people!