"No one person is born hating another because of the color of his skin, his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
- Nelson Mandela
With respect to the tragic events happening in our world, our team is devoted to our mission. We appreciate the many messages of encouragement, contest, positive suggestions of how we can be more inclusive in our brand — even the not-so-positive suggestions of how we can do our part.
Gigi Pip's mission is confidence. We believe every woman deserves the right to feel beautiful and confident, regardless of the color of their skin. Nothing challenges confidence more than feelings of judgment, prejudice and hate.
It's easy for us to say during the heat of the moment that we're ready to make a change, but it's not enough. It's when the emotions of the moment are gone that true character shines through. We're committing to practical and sustainable changes that produce real and ongoing results.
We surely don't have all the answers, but we need to start somewhere.
Over a year ago we challenged our team to add more diversity into our model castings, our social campaigns, and our #thehatswewear series. We've built some incredible relationships because of it.
Can we do better? Of course.
It sounds simple, but being rooted in Salt Lake City, UT, a commitment to greater representation of racial diversity is a bit easier said than done. But this is important. We have challenged our creative teams to once again re-up this commitment and reach even further. We're excited to link arms and blend more colors of diversity into the representation of Gigi Pip. Let's celebrate the many hats that women wear in our efforts to break down differences and build up confidence.
We invite you to take this challenge with us. Share your incredible stories and the stories of the women you know. Lift each other up. Confidence is contagious and so is love.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.