Australian Hat

$60
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The Australian is ready to accompany you in all your adventures. Crafted from non-deformable, water repellent wool it is capable of going whether you are riding off in a horseback ride along the Andes, breaking camp, or simply chilling at a friend's BBQ. 

Changing The World

One Hat At A Time

Bigalli is a high quality 100% Ecuador made hat. When you buy a hat from this brand you are helping provide more jobs around the country, and empower all the local sheep's wool producers. This eventually help win the battle against polyester and synthetic fibers.

Product Specifications

  • Wool felt crushable
  • Water repelent
  • Grosgrain Ribbon with geometric design
  • Feather
  • Made In Ecuador

Note: Due to our use of natural materials, slight color and texture variation can be expected and is part of what makes our products so special.

How Bigalli Makes This Hat

The Origins

4 Generations Of Hat Makers

Ezio Bigalli Corbani inherited his passion for hat making from his father Giovanni who was a Raffia Fiorentina producer in the beautiful Toscana at the end of the 19th century. As many young men of his generation, Ezio decided to embrace a new life and sail to the Americas. Full of hope and determination he had disembarked in several ports until finally he landed in Guayaquil in the year 1920. He remained penniless, however filled with hope anda box full of hats and merchandise.

Ecuador

The Hat Country

Guayaquil was and still is the main port of the “Hat Country”, Ecuador, where the finest weavers of PAJA TOQUILLA revealed to him their chief treasure. These women and men are true artists, who using“paja toquilla” a special Ecuadorian straw,their hands and an incredible devotion to perfection create the “PAJA TOQUILLA HATS” declared by UNESCO as INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY December 2012.

Ecuador

The Hat Country

Guayaquil was and still is the main port of the “Hat Country”, Ecuador, where the finest weavers of PAJA TOQUILLA revealed to him their chief treasure. These women and men are true artists, who using“paja toquilla” a special Ecuadorian straw,their hands and an incredible devotion to perfection create the “PAJA TOQUILLA HATS” declared by UNESCO as INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY December 2012.

Wool Flet

For Artisans In Ecuador

As pioneers in the hat industry of Ecuador, Bigalli has always been there even for the small artisans. As they provide the majority of Wool Felt for Artisans in the country as well as the wooden cones to shape the hats.

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