Straw Boater Hat - Natural
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Our classic boater design in natural, toquilla palm straw. Handwoven by our artisan partners in Ecuador with a stiff, wide-brim and vegetable-tanned leather tie and strap for days spent under the sun.
The wide-brimmed straw hats are made by a new group of artisans in a small mountain town near Cuenca, Ecuador. Minga partners with a fourth generation family of hat-makers to add the finishing touches.
These hats are handmade and one-of-a-kind. This means that no two are exactly alike and almost all contain irregularities from size to color. Please allow for slight imperfections as this is what adds to the unique character of each hat and band.
☁️ 100% Ecuadorian Toquilla Straw
☁️ Wide brim 8.5cm
☁️ Stiff + Durable
☁️ Vegetable tanned leather tie
☁️ Crafted and pressed by hand
**Orders are fulfilled and shipped by Made By Minga. Product description written by Made By Minga.
Sizing for this hat is very different than our normal sizing. Please measure your head and choose your exact measurement, please. If you are in between sizes or unsure of your hat size, we recommend sizing up and using a hat filler or hat sizing tape for the perfect fit.
✨ Meet the Brand - Made By Minga
Minga is a small, woman-run accessories brand based in San Diego, CA. They aim to preserve heirloom practices and low-impact materials to ethically produce bags, hats, wallets and accessories that last.
In 2018, Minga partnered with a small group of women in the highlands of Ecuador to launch their first bag collection. Months were spent living with this community to understand their story and craft. This season birthed their vision to create beautiful products through sustainable and traditional means. Over the years, Minga has expanded to work with a women-ran family hat studio, as well as a small team of leathersmiths. Today, Minga is always seeking to grow authentically alongside our partners and customers, while staying true to the artisanal processes and roots we have grown from.