About us

CAUS NZ is an ethical fashion stockist in Wellington, New Zealand. CAUS NZ stocks genuine Panama hats, handmade in Ecuador. Each panama hat is carefully crafted using the fine fibres from the Toquilla palm and depending on the fineness of the weave can take up to 6 months to make. The production of the hats generates 3,500 jobs for residents in five provinces across Ecuador.

Our mission

Our mission is to encourage people to purchase mindfully. We can so easily lessen our impact on the environment and support social responsibility. With mindful consumption we treat both our planet and its people with respect.

 Hands weaving toquilla palm. Image: Ecua-andino hats.