Ecua Andino

The Panama hat, a legendary product

The weaving of Paja Toquilla hats has been known since the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.

Indeed, since 1630, Panama Hats have been hand-woven in Ecuador - made of selected and natural fibers called Palmata Carludovica.

In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, American historical president, wore a typical Ecuadorian hat while visiting the Panama Canal construction. His picture traveled all around the world and since then started the mistaken name Panama hats to refer to Ecuadorian handmade sombreros.

This timeless piece has covered many personalities’ heads such as Ernest Hemmingway, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, Paul Newman and Alberto Santos Dumont.

An everlasting accessory was born…decades later it is still a fashion must-have all across the world.

Experience the legend of the original Panama with Ecua-Andino

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