About


Distinctive. Essential. Iconic.

Artesano hats represent a proud heritage of craftsmanship and design.

We believe in the power of community, working alongside authentic Ecuadorian artisans to bring the finest quality, handmade hats to the world.

Hats that show who you are

Long a wardrobe essential, Panama hats are symbols of distinction and purpose evoking a spectrum of style from sophisticated to edgy, classic to contemporary.

A favorite of iconic statesmen and film stars, to infamous musicians and artists, Panama hats are truly versatile – transcending time and trends.

Artesano hats draw on this adaptability to accentuate their owner’s character; enhancing their outfit, imagination and mood through texture, colour and style.

Crisp and elegant for everyday, while at the same time durable and structured for an adventure, Artesano hats capture the soul of travel and the outdoors, with a spirit of refinement.

The authentic Panama hat

It’s a little-known fact that the ‘Panama hat’ is an Ecuadorian creation; given its nickname due to popularity in the nearby country in the late 19th century.

Crafted by genuine Ecuadorian artisans, Artesano hats are hand-woven with traditional Toquilla straw, made from the mature leaves of the Carludovica palmate. The straw’s time-honoured strength yet delicate feel ensures flexibility and comfort that lasts.

Also within the collection, Artesano’s range of felt hats are handmade with the finest quality, sustainably-sourced Ecuadorian wool. Soft and subtle, these pure fabrics are shaped with care for a luxurious feel and elegante look.

Thinking ahead

Using only eco-friendly and sustainable materials and practices is integral to the Artesano team. We believe that in supporting local communities and protecting the environment, we’re ensuring an enduring livelihood for our artisans and creating continued love and respect for their beautiful trade around the world.

Our social mission is to engage with local initiatives that empower communities with education and skills, helping local citizens and their families to overcome poverty and improve living conditions.