Our hats have been UNESCO recognised as world's Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012

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La Marqueza Hats is the UK’s leading Montecristi and Panama Hats Specialist Company

We believe in creating premium products, providing unbeatable customer service, and transparency. Step inside our factory and learn more about how and where our products are manufactured.

Here you can learn how Panama hats are made, Panama Hat grades and qualities, find out how to measure your head for a perfect fit, how to wear a Panama Hat among many other interesting articles you can read about this most wanted timeless and precious masterpieces.

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Ethically sourced, sustainably made

  • Direct trade of Panama Hats and accessories that come from the most skilled artisans without intermediaries. All our stock is collected in our warehouse located in Montecristi - Ecuador, and it has been personally selected one by one for you. We get “first choice hats only", this means we examine all the hats and we choose just the best hats crafted while others are rejected. There are some Panama Hat Factories in Ecuador that trade hats but we don't use them and prefer the direct trade to offer the best quality at the best price. 
  • Our Panama Hat company exercises Fair trade in all the stages, this guaranty the right economic support for hat weaver families and artisans in Ecuador. La Marqueza Hats® team always make sure the personnel receive the fair pay that is necessary for the art survive.
  • All our hat’s production is hand-woven in Ecuador, designed and finally elegantly finished to the highest standard in the United Kingdom.
  • We offer the customisation service to create you own Montecristi Hat as you wish, with wider or shorter brim, taller or shorter crown, different ribbon colours and widths.
  • The 100% customer satisfaction is our priority, the global shipping is made in effective and fast way possible. Providing a great maintenance service to preserve your hat at its best over the time.

 Enjoy La Marqueza Hats® and experience the difference


Introducing our Creative Director, Maria Jose, a visionary born in Ecuador, whose journey began in the heart of cultural diplomacy at the Cultural section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Immersed in the artistry of Toquilla straw hats, known as “Panama Hats,” Maria fostered direct relationships with hat weavers’ families, igniting a passion for preserving and promoting their craft on the global stage.

After venturing to Italy, Spain, and Prague, Maria Jose settled in the United Kingdom and delved into the world of fashion design. Her cosmopolitan journey has enriched her understanding of Genuine Panama Hats, inspiring designs infused with diverse cultural influences. At La Marqueza, Maria’s creations are more than just fashion statements—they are manifestations of her profound reverence for our cosmopolitan world. Each piece reflects her unwavering dedication to aesthetic excellence, offering distinctive concepts that seamlessly blend tradition with contemporary allure. 



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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 100% fur felt, merino wool, cashmere and authentic full-grain leather.

"A Genuine Panama Hat is a sort of precious fabric entirely executed by hand" -- March. Maria Jose Incisa di Camerana

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