Sinamay is one of the most popular hat-making foundations in the world. It is woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines. Abaca fiber is three times stronger than cotton or silk, and a fabric made from 100% abaca can last for over 100 years. As a result, sinamay holds a very firm shape, and because it's a natural fiber, it holds color very well.
Adjustable, each hat has either a drawstring pull or Velcro elastic tab.
Each hat is hand-crafted or hand-finished in Kinston, New York using over 100 year old hat blocking machines and keeping with the old traditions.