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Suppliers of the Finest Quality Panama Hats since 1992


Why Pachacuti?

For over 20 years Pachacuti has been a pioneer in ethical fashion and is the UK’s only Fair Trade hat specialist. The panama hat supply chain has traditionally been controlled by middlemen, known as ‘perros’ (dogs in Spanish) who have used unscrupulous purchasing methods to pay the weavers very low prices for their labour. Pachacuti works directly with women's co-operatives in Ecuador, the weavers carry out the entire production process from weaving to finishing and our Fair Trade purchasing means that they retain far more of the final value of the hat.