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Raffia Straw

Raffia Straw
  • High Durability
  • Natural Fiber
  • Recyclable / Organic
  • Resist cracking in hot & dry climates
  • Flexible

Raffia straw is made from the the leaves of the Raffia palm, native to coastal Africa. The needle like leaves are woven, braided, or crocheted into long strands to form a ribbon and sewn in a circular direction until a conical body/bell is created. Finally, the hat is blocked into the desired shape.

Where It’s Made

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Shanghai, China

Est. 1994

Working with major markets in the US and Europe has afforded our partners in Shanghai multiple design teams and a research facility. Known throughout the industry for innovation; their R&D teams continue to raise the bar by experimenting with new machinery, new washes, and printing techniques. We are proud to partner with them to create our boldest colors, textures, and patterns.