About Us

About Panama Hats Direct

While others sell these same Panama straw hats for many hundreds or thousands, we have found a quiet little place to bring them to you direct at wholesale prices!

I can do that because we work directly out of Ecuador where all genuine Panama hats are made! My Ecuadorian wife and I serve with a volunteer group, and since we are volunteers, we support ourselves through this avenue. This is our new home and we are here to stay! I was born & raised in the little town of Bigfork Montana, and while my family moved north to Anchorage Alaska, I went south to Arizona. It was time to soak up some sun!

I kept moving south until I found my new home in Ecuador right on the Equator, where the sun is strong!

We have been in business now for over 17 years and have thousands of satisfied customers all over the world. If you've always wanted a genuine, handmade Panama hat, you've come to the right place!

Summer is here and you could use a Panama hat!

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