Hand Made: Each piece is hand-woven and unique. Variations in color or weave are natural occurences. The color of the palm will vary. The size of the brim can also vary slightly.
Cleaning: Many spots and stains can be removed
with a hand held gum eraser. You can spot clean your hat with a brush or
damp rag. If needed you can use a mild liquid soap.
Packing: Place hat in suitcase with clothing
items stuffed inside and around brim. These hats don’t roll up but they
are very pliable and even when bent they bounce back.
This is an image of 4 Hats that were stacked with clothing in and around crown and their arrival after flying from Texas to Hawaii in a softsided rolling duffel bag.
Shaping: Palm is very pliable and you can
reshape your brim if it becomes flat after laying brim down for a long period
of time. You can also use a
steam iron on low to medium heat and lightly press into
shape. Make sure you put a cloth over the area you are ironing to avoid damaging the ribbons and to ensure that residue from iron does not transfer to your hat.
Storing: Hang your hat on a peg, hat form, or
flat with brim side up.
Water Contact: They float so if you drop your
hat in the water while canoeing just pick it up and let dry. Of course
standing under a waterfall will destroy the shape of your hat! Light rain
won’t affect the hat. Hang to dry.