1. THE PREPARATION
Once the straw is selected, it undergoes a variety of steps, including stripping, washing, cooking, dyeing and drying.
2. THE WEAVING
The straw is sent in bundles to the weavers, where it is then woven using different artisanal techniques. Some hats are done entirely by hand, while others make use of wooden blocks, cone molds and simple looms. The most complex of weaves can take months to complete.
3. THE SHAPING
Once they have passed the quality inspection, all the hats are then blocked into a shape and stiffened or treated, according to each style.
We use a variety of different materials according to traditional styles and artisanal techniques. Each material is chosen for comfort and durability.