Since 1992, Pachacuti has worked to preserve and encourage traditional hat weaving skills in Ecuador. All Pachacuti’s Panama hats are hand-woven from organically grown plant Carludovica Palmata. The plant is cultivated on a community-owned plantation, which encourages biodiversity of plants and animals. Besides the local and ethical effort, Pachacuti believes in sustainable luxury. A beautiful product goes hand in hand with a positive benefit to all who are affected by its creation. The company also holds the impressive title of being the first fashion brand in the world to be Fair Trade Certified under the Sustainable Fair Trade Management System.