hat care


Our Panama and boater hats are crafted from 100% straw and are hand woven by Artisans living in Ecuador. Given the handmade, unique nature of our product each hat will vary slightly in size, colour and weave. Because your hat is made with natural fibres it needs to be handled with care.

Panama hats are very flexible however they should never be crushed into a bag or box. You must not put heavy objects on any surface of the hat and always pick up your hat by the brim, never by the pinch of the crown otherwise, after time, your crown will crack. 

The best way to clean your hat is with a damp cloth or baby wipe. Do not leave your hat in direct sunlight, extreme heat or damp / humid conditions. Always keep / place your hat on a flat dry surface when not on your head.

Your hat does not like water so please be careful with wet hair when putting back on your head after a swim. Water can cause your Panama hat to shrink or distort due to the nature of straw - a natural fibre. You can always reshape your hat with steam and if you prefer a straight, stiff brim you can achieve this by ironing the brim with a hot iron.


Sarah J Curtis woollen fedoras, caps and boaters are all crafted from 100% Australian Merino wool. They can be spot treated with a damp cloth - or baby wipes work wonders. You can also use a lint roller to remove fuzz and dust. Use gently to prevent mis-shaping the hat.