The manufacturer does not guarantee that the dye lots will be the same. Do not purchase the 4-5″ or the 7-8″ panamas if you have to have the same dye lot. We have no control over the manufacturing plant in Ecuador. Also, this year’s crop of straw was wiped out in Ecuador so our stock will not be increased this year. Supplies are limited.
Colors will vary depending on your monitor and there will also be some variations due to dye lots. Red is a difficult color to photograph. We have provided color swatches when needed.
Straw hat bodies sometimes have frayed edges. This is considered normal for a hat body. Hat makers are expected to know how to finish the edge when they are making the ‘hat body’ into a ‘hat’. No credits or exchanges will ever be given for such an occurrence. If you don’t know how to finish an edge of a hat body, then may we suggest that you take some hat making classes before purchasing our capelines.