UNESCO recognised as world's Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012.
Montecristi Hats are the most precious classic and timeless 'Panama Hats' in the world. Entirely hand woven in Montecristi - Ecuador, truly masterpieces that take weeks and even several months of waving. All our hats are original Panama Hats, rollable, hand made from 100% Finest 'Carludovica' Toquilla straw and then finished to the highest standard in UK.
BORN IN ECUADOR, MADE IN BRITAIN
Maria Jose was born and raised in Ecuador, when she got married she started a truly traveller life with her family in more than 15 countries around the world. All this unique experience has been the key for her inspiration from several cultures, fashion styles, traditions, languages and places. In fact, her designs reflect the deep love and respect to our cosmopolitan world projected in cool concepts ready-to-wear to make all women and men feel confident, modern and beautifully sun protected.
Always looking for the best quality materials, so for Summer/Spring, the hats are made with the best straw in the world (toquilla straw) entirely handwoven in Ecuador (commonly known as Genuine Panama Hats) and for the Fall/Winter hats that are made with fine sheep wool and fur that come from United States.