Biscay Teardrop Panama

Biscay Teardrop Panama


The Changing Hues of Azure Blues

The Bay of Biscay, renowned for its ever-changing seas, serves as the inspiration for this Panama hat. Aptly named, this teardrop trilby captures the essence of the bay’s dynamic nature through its dégradé (gradient) pattern, as the colours alter hue from navy blue into natural straw. We achieve this effect by dip-dyeing the toquilla straw and allowing the colour to soak up into the fibres, giving the striation of changing azure hues. As the artisan weaves the hat using a brisa technique, the blues disperse, ensuring each hat is uniquely adorned with a scattering of colours.

The teardrop crown has a lower profile than the classic fedora, and the mid-length brim provides versatility for everyday wear. The thin deep navy grosgrain ribbon was chosen not to overwhelm the straw’s pattern. To maintain a contemporary look, we have finished it simply with a striped blue ribbon that echoes the creative and changing nature of the Biscay.

Biscay Teardrop Panama

Design & Craftsmanship

Dégradé brisa weave: Artistic and makes each hat unique.

Teardrop crown: Lower profile.

Mid length brim (approximately 5-6 cm): Versatile sun protection, never overwhelming.

Italian grosgrain ribbon: Select style with a colourful accent.

Quality artisanship: Fair Trade from Ecuador.

Designed in England: Hand-finished in our studio in the Peak District.

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Biscay Teardrop Panama


The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.


Jacques Cousteau


Biscay Teardrop Panama

The “paja toquilla” fibre used in our hat production is organically grown and sustainably harvested from a community owned plantation. This ecological cultivation provides income to the community whilst encouraging biodiversity and preserving the environment for future generations.

Biscay Teardrop Panama

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