Who are you and what do you do?
I am Kori Giudici, and I’m the creator of Flipside Hats! We use sustainable materials (pre-consumer repurposed and organic fabric) to produce hip and unique hats. We keep thousands of pounds of fabric out of the waste stream and repurpose it into wearable art that people feel good sporting.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
We just launched our handwarmers and scarves, a perfect edition to our hats. But our most recent focus is a soft and stretchy brimless hat that has a sophisticated look with full coverage for women going through treatment for cancer. It is a special project into which I am excited to be putting my energy. When I receive testimonial emails from customers going through treatment, it is an affirmation that I am doing something that is positively affecting people’s lives in a profound way.
How did you get started in your business?
I started making hats for money when I was in naturopathic medical school. It helped pay my bills. By the time I graduated I had a full fledged business making and selling hats. I love it!
Are you debuting anything new at the winter show?
We will have our handwarmers and scarves at the winter show. This is so exciting because they pair so well with the hats. It’s perfect for gifting! I have gotten so many requests at these shows for coordinating scarves and other accessories, so I listened! And there will be a great selection of all different weights and colors for the show!
What do your customers love most about your products?
Our hats are cute, handsome and hip. They are comfortable and easy to wear, easy to roll up and put in your pocket, easy to gift. Our hats and accessories are made from Eco-friendly materials, made locally and made with a high standard of quality. We donate a portion of our proceeds and we donate hats to community nonprofit organizations. When you buy a Flipside Hat, you look good and you feel good about it.