Our hats are all fairly traded and ethically sourced directly from our friends in Ecuador.
Each hat is hand woven from Toquilla palm which is indigenous to the coastal regions of South America.
All hats have a sewn in comfort band which can be seen from the product images.
Included with every order are 2 cork strips which can be used to help 'fine tune' the hat.
We can understand that when buying a hat for a friend or relative as a gift, it can be difficult to obtain head size, so for this reason we include 2 cork strips which can be placed underneath the comfort band to help achieve a tighter fit.
The brim is around 6cm wide although this size can vary with each hat.
If you require a specific size brim, please feel free to message us and we will try our best to accommodate your requirements.
Each hat comes with a glossy pamphlet with instructions on how to roll them, as well as information on how to care for them a little bit about their history.
In this sale you will receive your choice size of Panama along with a cardboard tube, great for travelling.
Unsure about white? If it's not quite your colour, we also have a natural option available!
You can find them in our store!
Measuring Your Head
Obtaining the right size hat can make all the difference when it comes down to the style and appearance of your panama. You don’t want it so big that so it drops down over the tops of your ears or blows off in the wind - nor too small so it perches on the top of your head.
To ensure you measure the circumference of your head correctly, the tape measure needs to be placed around the middle of your forehead, just above your ears and sit midway at the back of your head. Do not pull the tape too tightly unless you want your hat to be as tight.
We recommend to measure yourself 2-3 times just to be as accurate as possible.
If you do not have a flexible tape measure, a piece of string will do (although this method is not as accurate). Once you have measured your circumference and marked the string, lie it flat and measure it.
IMPORTANT - please note that sizing is NOT accurately determined by the measurement of the inner band of an existing hat, as the type and stretch of the inner band fabric in each hat can affect accuracy. We recommend the best method of measuring for your new hat is to measure your own head.
Please see the photo in our product images for help with measuring your head.