grade AND PANAMA WEAVING
The "grade" of a Panama hat is a measure of the quality of the straw fabric it is made with. Grade measures the amount of straw in a square inch of fabric, the more threads the hat is of better quality.
The straw to make a Panama Hatters hat is woven completely by hand and still today in an artisanal way. There are two ways of weaving, the cuenca and brisa. Panama Hatters selects the type of processing based on the quality of the required hat.