So yesterday, Erika wrote a piece for us on Her Universe and response that some (but by no means all) male fans have to it. She laid out her case well, and it’s generated quite a bit of discussion. Now, Ashley has posted her response to the issues at hand, namely price, sizes, and design.
Some familiar faces in Her Universe gear at SDCC. (Photo by Nicole Love for StarWarsBlog @ Flickr.)
It’s important that we understand that Her Universe is a brand-new company, and starting a company from scratch is no mean feat. And it’s particularly tough to please everyone.
What we need most here is patience. It’s not the popular answer, but there it is. If you can’t afford a $30 t-shirt, then you can’t afford a $30 t-shirt. But the hope here is that enough of us can and will, and that will form the base that allows Her Universe to grow. And remember, they haven’t even been selling stuff for an entire year at this point!
Given how accessible Ashley has been to feedback, I expect that each addition to the line will reflect more than a few things that fans have requested, or at least as much is possible at this point. So yes, we have to be patient: There’s a lot of catching up to do here. 30-some years of it.