We're so glad you asked. Starting from the design room in Salt Lake City, Utah, Gigi Pip hats go through as many as 70+ steps prior to arriving at your doorstep. From our mission to the physical product to the wonderful community surrounding us, quality hats for rockstar women are at the center of it all. We've asked Founders Jon and Ginger Parrish to answer a few commonly asked questions about what makes the Gigi Pip brand one of a kind.
+ WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START GIGI PIP?
"Gigi Pip was conceived between a somewhat obsessive love for hats (thank you Ginger) combined with a passion for business (thank you Jon). We felt there was a gap in the market between high-quality, fashionable hats + what the average women could afford. We're extremely proud to be a leader in the women hat market with dozens of styles at a fraction of the price that you'd find with a custom hat maker. "
+ TELL US ABOUT THE MISSION BEHIND GIGI PIP.
"Gigi Pip's mission is to build confidence in women + the many hats that they wear. In a physical sense, we hope to achieve this mission by putting quality first, refusing to cut corners + producing the most fashionable, high-quality hats on the market. But in the potentially more important symbolic sense - we truly hope our product, service + the Gigi Pip community will help women build confidence in every aspect of their lives, including all the "hats" that they wear."
+ WHERE ARE GIGI PIP HATS MADE?
"Our hats are designed in Salt Lake City, UT + produced in factories around the world, including China. While some may take that as a negative, we consider it an incredible advantage. We visit every factory we work with regularly to ensure our product is quality, that employees are treated fairly + that the processes in place are on par with standards that we're proud of. We put our product where our mouth is + invite everyone to see the Gigi Pip difference."
+ WHERE DOES GIGI PIP SOURCE MATERIALS FROM?
"Each of our hats are sourced from materials around the world. This is out of necessity more than it is a nice thing to say. Our wool comes from Australia, leather comes from different parts of Europe and Asia, straws come from their respective origins, + they're all brought together to form a truly unique product."
+ WHAT MAKES GIGI PIP HATS DIFFERENT?
"There are many shortcuts in the hat world.. but not with Gigi Pip! In fact, from the materials we source to the quality checks required between every step of the hatmaking process, we go above and beyond to make sure we have the best product on the market. We back this up with our confidence guarantee, which is our promise to get you the hat you feel comfortable with, even if that requires us to cover shipping back + forth."
+ ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE FROM ANIMALS?
"We strive to provide options for every walk of life, including several hats that are completely animal-free. However, many Gigi Pip hats are sourced from materials, such as wool, that come from animals. We invite you to reach out to our support line if you'd like to find a hat that works for you."