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The Bahamonde hat is a panama summer hat that stands out for its lightness.
A panama model worked 100% by hand with natural toquilla straw with a high quality braid called brisa. Its white color and 7.5 cm brim are accompanied by a grosgrain ribbon. All this makes this hat a unique accessory. It has a silicone reinforcement in the cup area to protect it from pinching with the fingers, thus ensuring great durability and a very comfortable inner pad. The making of a true Panama hat is the result of a long and delicate process. Only the virtuosity of Ecuadorian artisans is capable of achieving one of the highest quality products in the world. Variations in the color and dimensions of the straw are due to its totally natural origin and are one more example of the authenticity of the item.
Our hats are unique, true works of art carved by hands that have been able to collect through generations, the wisdom of an ancient tradition.It is in our factory where we shape the crown and the brim of the hat, to later dress it both inside and out. For the manufacture of a handmade hat, the last is essential to give the hat its shape, which at first is a circular plane and before being inserted into the mold, it is transformed into a conical piece to facilitate its handling.This shape is given pressure and heat with machines that are reminiscent of hydraulic presses that have the last for the hat incorporated in their lower part. This procedure is essential heat, the desired shape for that model of hat is obtained in a fixed way. With the shape of the cup created, the wing is formed according to the design. In this phase, ironing with a large amount of steam is very important, an element that will be very present throughout the general process. This step is carried out by hand by a factory worker with each of the hats that are made. When shaping the wing, it too is trimmed to the specified length. Finally, the hat would go through the sewing workshop to be finished with all kinds of accessories such as ribbons, bows, sweatbands, leather straps, etc.