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Raffia Wide Brim Hat Tea

$89.95

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Chic and stylish this double crochet wide brim hat is guaranteed to be an essential part of your summer wardrobe. It has an adjustable tie and a cotton tape that runs around inside the hat. The wire around the rim allows you to mouls the hat to any shape that suits you. Perfect for sun protection and complements any off duty look around town or on holidays.

Made from sustainably sourced raffia and supports local community workers with an income.The locals create magnificent pieces made by hand with unmatched craftsmanship.

Details:

  • Made in Madagascar
  • Hand weaved
  • Designed in Australia
  • 45cm x 45cm x 17cm
  • Made from Raffia, cotton and wire

Care Instructions:

  • Keep your item dry – stain treatment – blot the stain with warm or tepid water and dry

Editors Notes:

Raffia palms grow in the middle of the tropical Madagascan rainforest and actually need to be harvested regularly to allow other fauna and flora to grow. The palm has a short trunk and leaves that may be up to 18m long! Nearly 100 smaller leaves which are cut and torn off in parallel lines compose each of these branches.
Madagascan use the fibers harvested from these trees to traditionally weave baskets and hats. Once treated, the fiber is soft, pliable, strong, durable, easy to dye, non-shrinking when wet, and biodegradable.

By creating work for the locals and maintaining traditional Madagascan crochet and weaving production it provides workers with a sustainable income.

 

 

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