Panama Hats are more than just straw hats The Hip Hat

Panama Hats are more than just straw hats

What Are Panama Hats Made Out Of? 

Panama Hats by The Hip Hat are more than just straw sun hatsPanama hats are made from the leaves of the acacia tree, which grows in South America, specifically in the coastal zones of Ecuador. The leaves are dried and then boiled into yarn that is woven into a hat.

The Hip Hat was conceived, built, and birthed, and the inevitable questions, doubts, and - why not say it - fears associated with entrepreneurship were brought to the forefront. These inescapable concerns weighed even more so considering that The Hip Hat's overall philosophy is strongly committed to building a niche for a very specific type of hat in a huge marketplace that lacks general knowledge about the intricacies of the product.

Here at The Hip Hat, we are well aware that other shops are out there. However, these shops only sell hats, regardless of where they originate or how they are made. While many of these shops do sell beautiful hats, the Hip Hat is different because we are building a business that sells a very special and specific type of hat. In addition to the toquilla straw hat per se, we sell artisanry, generational tradition, history, environmental consciousness, and sustainability.

Every original Panama Hat on The Hip Hat meets the highest standards of quality our clients deserve and expect. Each single headwear piece - original Panama Hat - sold by The Hip Hat has been tightly handwoven by expert artisans in Ecuador using only natural and sustainable toquilla straw. Toquilla straw is a renewable natural resource made from young toquilla palm fronds that are harvested without harming the main tree.

The Hip Hat is a brand that has been outspoken about the natural materials, the handwork, and the time required to produce each single toquilla straw Panama Hat. The process of making our Panama Hats does not involve one bit of automation. Each Panama Hat sold to our customers is unique - no other hat exactly like it exists.

Every single original Panama Hat sold by The Hip Hat can be directly connected to nature through the sustainably harvested, renewable raw material with which it has been handmade. Every single original Panama Hat sold by The Hip Hat can be directly connected to several harvesters and artisans who are proud members of the human chain involved in the ancestral process that results in a Panama Hat. Last but not least, every single Panama Hat sold by The Hip Hat can be connected to a pair of hard-working, magical hands, that with love, passion, responsibility, and generational history, wove it with love.

The Hip Hat is committed to offering the best original Panama Hats to its customers while promoting and cultivating the love, respect, and passion for original toquilla straw Panama Hats made by hand in Ecuador by local weavers, most of whom are women.

At The Hip Hat, we convey our message through the honest information laid out in our shop, in every blog post, in every social media post, and in other opportunities that we have. 

Here at The Hip Hat, we want to thank you for taking an interest in original Panama Hats and the wonderful work behind them, we want to thank you for being a part of our wonderful journey, and last but not least, we want to thank you for coming along. 

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