All of our hats reach the exclusive, distinctive, and inimitable characteristics that are needed to be the finest straw hats. Our hats are certified by the Mayor of Montecristi and the Director of Tourism of Montecristi since May 2012.
All of our "Toquilla Straw" hats are considered the finest straw hats in the world independently of the finished quality of each hat due to the location of the plantations and its unique climate as well as the individuality and expertise of our weavers. All Monticristi® hats and accessories are hand woven by the finest weavers from the middle of the world in the town of Pile and Montecristi in Ecuador. They consist of 100% "Toquilla Straw", and its raw material extracted directly from the finest plantations of this distinctive "Vegetable fiber" located in Pile.
Extra Fino Monticristi® hats could take up to 9 months to be woven before to start the design process. The design process of a Monticristi® is culminated 100% by hand and by our professional designers. The head band used to design a Monticristi® is "hand stitched" to the hat and made of the finest silk produced in India which is generated by the larvae of insects undergoing complete metamorphosis, web-spinners, and raspy crickets. A Monticristi® hat reaches the finest qualities combined producing a genuine piece of art. In addition, a Monticristi® has more than 4000 years of craftsmanship history that has been passed down from generation to generation.
All Monticristi® hats are custom made for you own convenience and comfort. If we do not have your size, color, or design in our inventory, we will customize one for you. Remember a Monticristi® could take up to 10 months to be finished depending on its quality. "Not just art, but a lifestyle"®