No doubt you're seeing costs on lots of goods/services increasing these days – and while this message is also about price increases, we think it's a good time to reflect… not only about the why behind our increases, but also the why behind Pistol Lake and what we value.
In short, costs to cut/sew our clothes in Los Angeles have gone up. It already costs a lot to manufacture clothing in the USA. But to do it with the high-quality cut/sew team that we currently work with – AND pay better wages than average – costs even more.
We want to continue doing things the right way, spending our money close to home, and treating people fairly. More than anything, we always want the work we do, and how we treat those we work with, to reflect our values of doing better.
Additionally, costs of raw materials have increased across the board as well. We use high-quality fabrics mostly made in LA so we can ensure that you’re getting the best possible product. That means no guessing from across seas/continents – only fabrics that we can touch and inspect in-person to make sure it meets our high standards.
So, we wanted to give you the alert that we’re increasing our prices on Tuesday, Jan 25th. The average increase across the site is a bit less than 10% – with some items not changing at all – and a few products more than that.
Additionally, we wanted to give all you wonderful people the chance to snag gear at the current prices before the new changes go into effect.
If you have questions about anything feel free to leave them in the comments over on our subreddit and join the conversation.
- Ryan Light, CEO