Madrid Straw Hat
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The Madrid is a beautiful wide brimmed straw hat trimmed with brown leather and gold hardware.
This super stylish piece of headwear is hand blocked in England after being made from pendalino weave panama straw using artisan techniques by a small local community in Ecuador.
Designed in collaboration with talented British milliner Ruth Merlin Ravenscroft.
2-3 week lead time from placement of order
The Madrid hat is made of a beautiful pendalino weave panama straw. This weave has distinct bands of decorative plait weaving throughout which were very popular in the 1950’s.
Our straw supplier visits and works closely with the artisan weavers enabling us to collaborate with them to create straws in unusual colours and textures. The beautiful deep gold colour is achieved using a vegetal dye and all the water used in the process is disposed of under government environmental guidelines.
The leather band has been individually crafted by a family company of leather smiths in Shropshire. Each belt has a long hand cut thong trim so the band can be worn as a belt for smaller waist sizes or trimmed to individual style lengths on the hat. The buttery soft leather is made of the finest quality repurposed couture leather. By using up left over bespoke skins we have not only been able honour one of the core principals of sustainability but also to create small limited editions of colours. The equestrian horse bit charm is made of gold coloured metal. This belt can be re used to embellish winter or summer hats of the future.
The Madrid is simple and chic with an equestrian twist. It’s a perfect every day summer hat that works as well with a romantic floral tea dress as it does with a tailored jacket and trousers. This hat is a friend for life from its debut at the races or a garden party to holiday adventures and afternoons tending the flower beds.
Care All straw hats are best protected from the sun when not worn to prevent them drying out. This can be avoided by occasionally giving them a light mist of water. This hat has been designed for a very long life and the eventual fading of the straw and natural darkening of the leather band will only add to its personality and charm. It is best stored carefully in its box but might one day be your trusted friend on the cloakroom peg.
A sustainable addition to the Suzannah collection
100% Cuenca Straw
Trim : Leather produced without chrome within the tanning process.
One Size Only
Atelier items are made and collected in store and are non returnable.