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Classic Fedora - Select Brisa Weave

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Classic Fedora - Select Brisa Weave
This is our classic fedora style panama hat in a select weave. It's the perfect and forever stylish summer hat for days out or wearing in the garden.

This genuine panama hat, which takes its name form the Panama canal, should really be called the Ecuadorian hat as they are traditionally hand-woven by our talented weavers in Ecuador.

Our select weave hats have been individually assessed for their quality and uniformity of weave. Many other retailers will sell this grade of hat as a rollable hat, but we do not recommend that you do this. The fibres are not quite fine enough to remain flexible with repeated rolling. That being said, they do make wonderful hats for daily use.

The brim of this hat is on average 7cm wide, all our hats are handmade so this can vary from hat to hat. If you'd like a specific brim size then please get in touch.

These classic sun hats for men or women, are trimmed with petersham ribbon and are available with a choice of black, navy, champagne or khaki hat bands. Additional colour choices for a bespoke band are available, we may also have larger or smaller hats than the sizes listed here. Do get in touch if you are looking for a size not listed. Phone our shop on +44 (0)1538 388 580 or email:
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Size Guide

Pachacuti’s range of hats uses the metric sizing system of centimetres circumference. A conversion chart is given below to convert from British or North American imperial sizes to metric.

Pachacuti Metric Inches British USA
55 cm 21⅝ 6⅞
56 cm 22 6⅞ 7
57 cm 22½ 7 7⅛
58 cm 22⅞ 7⅛
59 cm 23¼ 7⅜
60 cm 23⅝ 7⅜
61 cm 24 7⅝
62 cm 24½  7⅝  7¾


Calculating Your Hat Size.

To take a measurement position a cloth tape measure so that it rests just above the brow at the front of the head and resting approximately 1 cm about the top of the ears at the side. Pull the tape so that is taut but not too tight and take a measurement. Hats are sized to the nearest whole centimeter so it is advisable to size up if your head falls between two measurements.

Watch our Hat Size Video

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Fair Trade

Pachacuti works directly with our artisans in every step of the process, weaving, dyeing, blocking, finishing, to ensure that as much of the final value as possible remains in their hands.

Pachacuti pays a fair price which is monitored through weaver interviews to ascertain the local cost of living and by measuring the price we pay against the government’s cañasta básica vital, the monthly market price of meeting basic needs for a family of 4.We provide ongoing training and investment, not just in design development and skills, but in self-esteem, human relations, costing of products and overheads, and health and safety.

We have piloted projects which demonstrate our commitment to working fairly with our weavers, including becoming the first company in the world to be Fair Trade Certified under the Sustainable Fair Trade Management System in 2009 and piloting the Fair Trade Guarantee System in 2011, become the first fashion brand in the world to receive the new label. Our work on the 3 year EU Geo Fair Trade project involved the collection and tracking of 68 social, economic and environmental indicators. 

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