Service. Quality. Value.
Of course, that's easy to say. But in the case of The Panador Hat Company, it's true.
The Panador Hat Company was founded in 2008 to accomplish two objectives:
- Provide the world with authentic Panama hats
- Support the people and culture that handcraft these fine hats
Panador & Ecuador
The Panador Hat Company sells only hand-woven straw hats — Panama hats — made by Cuencan artisans.
Panador is well connected with the hat makers of Ecuador. We have a thorough understanding and deep respect for the materials, hard work, and long-standing tradition that goes into every Panama hat we sell.
We work directly with Panama hat weavers and finishers in Cuenca, and we travel there regularly. It's a great excuse to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we also value our relationships with our partners. You never know what new product will come from one of our international brainstorming sessions over ceviche and a cold cerveza.
Panador is partnered with the two largest suppliers of Panama hats. Our relationships in Ecuador, and our purchasing volumes, give us preferred access to the largest selection of quality Panama hats available anywhere.
You can see it in our hats. And you can see it in our prices. We challenge you to find a better value Panama hat.
Satisfaction or Your Money Back
When you buy a Panama hat from us, you can be confident that it is made of only the finest materials available. Our Panama hats are individually woven from an exceptional raw material that can only be found in Ecuador. We're so confident in the quality of our handmade product, we offer a no questions asked money-back guarantee. We’ll make sure you are completely satisfied with your Panador Panama hat.
If you have any questions about our Panama hats, please contact us. You can expect a speedy reply.
Letter From The President
Letter from Walter Pieper, President of The Panador Hat Company™
Walt Pieper, Panador's founder and president, has been in business in Cuenca for over ten years. He has received awards and recognition from the Industrial Foundation, the Cuencan Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Council of Ecuador.