Name almost anything and it seems like there's a shortage of it somewhere.
From coins to lumber to workers to shipping capacity, supply shortages have been all over major headlines, subtly growing and reaching into our everyday lives.
Last year intensified many of these shortages, as Covid-19 periodically shut down factories and shipping ports, causing bottlenecks and ripple effects that we're still dealing with today.
At this point, supply for almost all goods/services is lower than global demand.
Our supply chain is no exception.
It has always been pricey for us to sustainably collect the soft down fiber of high elevation Tibetan yak each spring.
It's also been expensive to ditch synthetics and ethically spin 100% natural, high-performing yarn.
Additionally, it costs us about 5x more to use advanced 3D-knitting machines to make each sweater completely seamless vs. cut-and-sew production.
The cost adds up, but it's worth it when we can confidently guarantee our craft and make sweaters that last a lifetime.
With the cost of our yarn, knitting, and shipping skyrocketing, we're raising the prices of our sweaters across the board by $20.
The good news is you still have about a week to get them at their original price using the discount code: PI20, which expires on September 22nd, 2021.
The price increase will help us be a far healthier company, which is important because we're 100% self-funded.
We don't currently take a salary from Oliver Charles. Instead, we invest everything back into our sweaters and community.
This extra $20 will go directly into helping us design more styles, release more colors, and offer more opportunities for people to take the 1-Week Challenge.
If you believe in our mission of buying less and, importantly, buying better, we hope you'll continue supporting us by following along and ordering a sweater for yourself or as a truly unique Holiday gift.