La Marqueza Hats

You have found the Genuine Panama Hat UK's leading Specialist Company of the world's finest Montecristi Hats, ethically sourced and entirely handwoven by the most skilled craftsmen in Ecuador, who perform this activity following millenary techniques. Lifestyle top brand with Ecuadorian heart and British design. La Marqueza Hats® combines millenary craftsmanship with exquisite style and it is recognised by the outstanding experience in producing and exporting Genuine Panama hats, handwoven straw bags, alpaca shawls and accesories.

All their brand supporters help the artisan communities in Ecuador, providing work and a continuation of this heritage weaving craft. Their aim is to prevent this skill disappear, through the strengthen and appreciation for finest quality products that are entirely handmade, sustainable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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The materials in this collection are free from AZO dyes and phthalates.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.

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The material or ingredients in this collection are at least 80% derived from organic farming.

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Alternative materials/ingredients have been used where an animal product would normally be used.

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This collection has been made using at least 90% plant-based ingredients or materials.

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This collection has been produced on a small scale, with environmentally sensitive production methods; the constituent materials have been sourced sustainably, and conserve biodiversity.

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The brand producing this collection has a net zero carbon footprint.

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