Our Panama hat collections are hand made carefully crafted from the Calrludovica Palmata or Paja Toquilla a palm that is a native to Ecuador using traditional weaving methods. Panama hat weaving is a cottage industry carried out in the in the districts of Manabi and Azuay in Ecuador. It is a unique skill handed down from generation to generation. These craftsmen and women can produce a hat in a few days. However, the finest, are from the towns of Biblian, Pile and Montecristi can take up to six months to weave. These Panamas have a silky, creamy smooth texture in which the weave is barely perceptible, but if held up to the light, a spiral will be seen spanning out from the apex of the crown.
Our are wools hats are 100% Andean sheep wool crafted by Ecuadorian artisans.
The wellbeing and rights of our people are our main priority. We engage in slow and transparent production practices. The hats create fair jobs for 3,500 residents in five provinces of Ecuador.