The message below was shared with Stitch Fix employees today.
Today, I’m writing to share two significant changes. Firstly, I’m sharing the difficult news that we will be reducing the size of the Stitch Fix team by about 20% of salaried positions. In addition, we are closing our Salt Lake City distribution center, where our team is also impacted. We will be losing many talented team members from across the company and I am truly sorry. Everyone will get an email soon letting you know what this means for you.
Our priority today is to ensure that those leaving Stitch Fix are supported in their transition, and we are offering the following support to them:
Some of these details will differ for the proposed changes to our team in the UK, and email notifications will contain information specific to each impacted employee’s location.
To those impacted: You took a chance on Stitch Fix, trusted us with your time and investment of yourself, and I am sincerely sorry that we are parting ways with you in this way today. Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and the many moments of joy and meaning that brought to your teams, our community, and our clients. Your contributions will have a lasting impact on our business and our culture, and for that we are all grateful. I know many of you will want to reach out to others within the Stitch Fix community, so your access to email and Slack will be open until later this afternoon.
Second, I also wanted to share that Elizabeth and the Board of Directors have made the difficult decision that Elizabeth will be stepping down as CEO to make room for a new leader. I am grateful for Elizabeth’s many contributions as President and then as CEO, and am thankful for her leadership during what has been an unprecedented time for our business and the world. Effective today, I will be stepping in as interim CEO and leading the search process for our next CEO. Despite the challenging moment we are in right now, the board and I still deeply believe in the Stitch Fix business, mission and vision. We know because of the hard work and foundation laid by this team that there is a great future available for this company and we are committed to getting the company on a path to achieve it.
All the best,