100% Handmade in Ecuador.
Since 1630 Ecuadorian hats have covered many famous heads including Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Nikita Khrushchev, Harry Truman, Paul Newman and others.
In 1906 Theodore Roosevelt wore one of the Ecuadorian hats while visiting the construction of the Panama Canal. His picture was seen around the world and this masterpiece on his head became known as the Panama hat.
The Ecuadorian artisana use the finest selected natural fibres straw of Toquilla Palm to elaborate one hat which can take between one week to 6 months, depending on the thickness of the straw and tightness of the weave.
At present, Ecu-Andino hats are at the best fashion shops around the world.