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Hillflint's Co-Founder John Shi [Exclusive Interview!]

What's your response to students who say your sweaters are too expensive?  It is pricier, but I believe you should look at it as the price per wear. The majority of the cost comes from the premium material the sweaters are made of - luxury, quality fabrics, used in sweaters you find at places like Nordstrom. The quality of a Hillflint sweater gives me many, many more wears than, say, a sweater from H&M would give me.
That's exactly what I try to tell people too! The whole 'slow fashion' trend, where you should invest in classic pieces that will give you tons of wears or last you a long time. Along with being high quality, where does Hillflint stand on ethical fashion?  Ethical production is important to us, and we have bi-yearly audits of our factories by third party auditors. If a factory doesn't treat their workers ethically, that implies other negative things about their business as well. We visit our producers and their factories in person to establish relati…