Straw Hats

Our straw hats are formed of either hearty Mexican Palm straw or featherweight Toquilla straw from Ecuador. The palm straw is braided and then sewn for breathable yet super durable wide-brimmed hats. We work directly with Ecuadorian weavers to create beautiful, lightweight Panama Hats that are finished in our Berkeley studio. Perfect for the hotter days, these straw hats are breathable, lightweight, and offer excellent protection from the sun.


"Guiding in the Western Flyer"  


"Were all in this boat together"  


"Where once were bright under sky, now have sunk to tidal rock."  


"Follow the glow to where the waves break"  


"Flexibility is strength."  

A straw hat is the perfect companion for summer. When the weather is hot, a straw hat keeps your body cool, protects your skin, and adds effortless style to any outfit. We make two distinct types of straw hats. The first is a classic panama hat. These straw hats are handwoven in Ecuador from toquilla straw. They are elegant and breathable, although more fragile and must be handled with more care. Our palm straw hats, on the other hand, are very durable. Made of braided palm leaves in Guatemala, these straw hats are built for work or play. FAQs

Q.Why wear a straw hat?

The pinnacle of form and function, panama hats are as beautiful as they are utilitarian. The heat can escape but the sun’s rays cannot penetrate the tight weave. There is no greater relief from the sun than a fine panama hat. Definitely beats smelling like sunscreen.

Q.Can straw hats get wet?

We don't recommend submerging any of our straw hats, however the palm straw will definitely withstand rougher wear. Your straw hat is probably not your rain hat. If it does get wet, leave it to dry on a flat surface, massaging the hat back into the shape you would like it to be in. If it has any chance of recovering after submersion in water, this is the moment to get back into form before it dries in a shape.

Q.How can I take care of my straw hat?

The best way to take care of your straw hat is to not pinch the crown. These hats are woven in humid climates, leaving them vulnerable to cracking in dry heat. We reinforce our straw hats with fabric inside of the crown, but it is still always best to take your straw hat off by the brim, not pinching the top. As with any hat, best to not leave it n your car, sit on it, or hang it for too long in the same spot on a hook.