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Thoreau Panama Fedora

Thoreau Panama Fedora


Inspired by Nature

We’ve named this earthy rendition of this Classic Panama Fedora in honour of Henry David Thoreau, an American naturalist, poet, philosopher, and pioneer of modern environmentalism. The materials were carefully chosen for their sustainable and natural qualities. This hat is crafted from Pachacuti’s Paja Verde straw, the most environmentally friendly material for Panama hats, due to its minimal processing. It begins its life with a muted natural green hue and a fresh straw scent, gradually ageing to develop a charming patina that fades into warm, toasty tones.

The silhouette of this Panama is the same as our Classic Fedora, a traditional favourite demonstrating that style can indeed be sustainable. It’s trimmed with an unusual grosgrain black band, flecked with natural linen fibres, lending it a subtle, organic textural quality.

This Panama hat, with its emphasis on quality, sustainability, and natural beauty over flashy or synthetic materials, stands as the antithesis to fast fashion. It prioritises enduring value and environmental ethics over temporary trends or conspicuous consumption. Representing not only timeless elegance but also Thoreau’s enduring ethos for simplicity and sustainable living.

Thoreau Verde Fedora front view, a men's hat perfect for summer holidays.

Design & Craftsmanship

Classic Fedora Crown: Enduring style.

Llano Weave: Finely crafted, smooth, dense weave.

Hand-Finished Brim at Approximately 7cm: Width may vary slightly.

Linen Flecked Grosgrain Ribbon: Custom production from Italy.

Who Made Your Hat?: Get to know our weavers.

Hand Finished in England: Professional hatters with over 30 years of expertise.

Pachacuti Paja Verde: Sustainable straw that patinas with wear.

Thoreau Verde llano weave fedora, a handwoven Pachacuti Panama sun hat from the SS24 collection. Side profile shot of male model with raw linen band visible.


I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.


Henry David Thoreau


Thoreau Verde llano weave fedora, a Pachacuti Panama hat SS24 collection. Front shot of model against wooden background, face obscured.

The “paja toquilla” fibre used in our hat production is organically grown and sustainably harvested from a community owned plantation. This ecological cultivation provides income to the community whilst encouraging biodiversity and preserving the environment for future generations.


Click Below to Discover the Journey of Who Made Your Panama Hat.

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