— Panama Hatter carries a large selection of high quality Panama Hats. The hats are constructed in Montecristi, Ecuador and Colombia from 100% toquilla palm. The styles are classic and elegant and serve as an example of a fine accessory. The hats are made fully by hand from start to finish. Every step of the process is carefully managed, from growing the palm plants to hand stitching the entire plant. The company has two facilities where the finest hats in the world are created.
According to a spokesperson for Panama Hatter, “All of our products are shipped either from Colombia or from Ecuador, depending upon the specific hat style that is selected by you, our customer. Most hats are made to order to your particular measurements, so we ask for your patience while we create your hat. Double-checking your measurements before ordering means we get the exact size to fit your head.”
While the hats are known as Panama Hats, they are actually produced in two places in Ecuador, Cuenca, and Montecristi. More recently, the hats have been produced in Colombia. The major differences in the hats and the characteristics which affect the cost are the Names, the quantity produced and the number of stitches per square inch. Montecristi hats have the recognition for quality while Cuenca produces more hats. The hats from Colombia have a higher stitch count for less money but don't have the elite name, Montecristi. Customers should be sure that they choose the hat which reflects the location, as well as the quality.
A Panama Hat is stitched together from dried toquilla palm. The process consists of cutting the toquilla palm, cleaning the plant and washing it. The palm fronds are then cooked and dried. The process of stitching the hat will vary according to the number of stitches per inch, but it will often require weeks to complete.
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