Savoir-Faire of our Panama hats
Our Panama hats are handmade with great expertise in our workshop in Brussels, Belgium, in the heart of Europe.
Tailor made service
La Maison de Fabienne Delvigne likes to fulfill all the desires of its customers from all over the world. In order to offer them a very tailor-made and personalised service, requests and appointments can be made in our boudoir atelier located in Brussels, the capital of Europe, but also by Teams, Zoom and Whatsapp.
La Maison de Fabienne Delvigne will be happy to make your dreams come true.
The panama hat: its history
The Panama hats are hats made of vegetable fibers. Despite its name, it is not of Panamanian origin but Ecuadorian.
Moreover, contrary to popular belief, the Panama hat is not a form of hat. Indeed, it is a material composed of hand woven young palm shoots from Ecuador. Therefore, a trilby hat, a fedora hat or a floppy hat could very well be considered a panama hat!
It is Theodore Roosevelt who will contribute to popularize it by wearing it during his visit to the building sites of the Panama Canal in 1906. This hat then became a must-have accessory to wear without moderation on sunny days.
First of all, Fabienne Delvigne carefully wraps the hats in tissue paper. They are then placed in a black hat box signed Fabienne Delvigne. These boxes are made to measure for La Maison.
Then we place a certificate of authenticity next to the hat. Finally, we delicately perfume it with Eau de Cashmere by Guerlain. This reminds us of a beautiful collaboration between our two Maisons.