Handwoven by expert artisans with everlasting toquilla straw, this hat tells a story.
Brim size - 2-3/8” (6cm). Crown size - 4-3/8” (11cm). Dimension - 13" x 12.5" x 4.5". Lined internally with 100% cotton.
Features a fine polyester and cotton headband.
Sustainably Made in Ecuador
About Elegancia Tropical Hats:
Elegancia Tropical Hats is an Ecuadorean manufacturer and wholesaler of genuine Panama Hats with over 25 years of experience. We now launch ourselves into the American market with a fresh new image and branding. For a long time, we worked to preserve the traditional designs and history of our craft. Now, we take ‘Panama Hats’ to a new level with a vibrant, modern fusion between that unmistakable elegance and a touch of tropical charm.
Our innovative aesthetics are firmly grounded in a sustainable production that prioritizes environmentally friendly materials and responsible practices. As a result of our work, more than 20 talented artisans earn fair wages in safe and clean conditions.
Despite their name, ‘Panama Hats’ are not from Panama. In fact, they have never even been made in Panama. This type of hat is an exclusive creation of Ecuador, a country that rarely receives credit for it. The difficult and traditional art of hand weaving Panama Hats was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2012, an honorary title awarded to practices, traditions, knowledge, and skills which communities have passed down from generation to generation as part of their cultural heritage.