Although the weather indicates otherwise, it is Summer. This means holiday clothes, an updated wardrobe, and a hat to protect and perfect on those sun soaked days. Here at dot2dot branding we have been working alongside Eddie Harrop to produce some micro silk labels to sit inside their new wide brim Panama hat, the ultimate in Summer accessories.
Born in Hong Kong, Eddie Harrop is currently based between London & Saigon. Her flair for designing luxury travel accessories comes from her love of Asia combined with her extensive training and the London College of Fashion, stints at British Vogue, and Gucci, so she is no stranger to style.
Her new Panama wide brim hat is immaculately crafted, woven in Ecuador from 100% toquilla palm, with a crochet weave top with a tight weave wide brim for great protection from the sun. The printed leather external band comes in a range of colours and prints from classic black, to a modern coral star print, enclosed with a gold Eddie Harrop embossed external clasp. They truly are a classic piece, reflecting their rich and interesting history.
Straw hats woven in Ecuador, like many other 19th and early 20th century South American goods, were shipped first to the Isthmus of Panama before sailing for their destinations in Asia, the rest of the Americas and Europe. Subsequently acquiring a name that reflected their point of international distribution, "Panama hats", rather than their place of domestic origin. The popularity of the hats increased significantly in the mid-nineteenth century by the miners of the California Gold Rush, who frequently traveled to California via the Isthmus of Panama. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt of the United States visited the construction site of the Panama Canal, and was photographed wearing a Panama hat, which further increased the hats' popularity.
The golden age of Hollywood introduced the Panama to new generations, with many film stars wearing the hats both on and off screen. The Panama Hat has co-starred in a number of films along side: Clarke Gable in Gone with the Wind, Sydney Greenstreet in Casablanca, Edward G Robinson in Key Largo, Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird, Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King and Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal. Thus reflecting the timeless nature of this classic piece.
Since launching, the Eddie Harrop Panama hat has amassed much support from a number of high profile magazines. Red magazine has recently tipped the garment as a style secret to add a fresh Summer feel to your beach outfit. Country life has also suggested the hat as the perfect piece for the polo. To view her range of perfect Panama hats head here www.eddieharrop.com/hats/ . If you require similar similar micro silk labels, or any other branding products why not make an enquiry here.