Author Archives: Donna from PANTROPIC

Arianna Elster Enjoying Salmon Creek, Bodega Bay, CA

When you live in Sebastopol California its easy not to resist a trip down to the beach on a sunny clear Sunday morning. That’s exactly what Pantropic enthusiast Ariana Elster does with her golden doodle Oliver as much as she possibly can. And you’ll always see Arianna in one Pantropic sunhat or another, all year round!  In this image she […]

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Fall 2013 Collection Announcement

Pantropic is pleased to announce our Fall 2013 Collection of handknit alpaca hats, scarves, gloves and warmers. Made from the softest alpaca wool, these accessories are perfectly crafted in the Highlands of Bolivia. Purchasing these handknit wearables improves the quality of life of our South American neighbors. Artesania Sorata was established in 1978. The quality […]

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Marin County in a Montecristi Panama…

In these photos shot in late June, Lawrence Lori sports a Pantropic Montecristi fedora. Lawrence joined a group of well known San Francisco musicians at a private Marin County party. The jam was terrific and kept going deep into the night. San Anselmo is located in Marin County California and is best known for it’s gentle climate, unique antiques […]

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Around the World

“The Dellars” enjoying their Panama hats in their Sonoma County California studio, located in the Sonoma Valley country-side where grape vines outnumber houses and sunshine abounds. The area is know for its very rich soil and for being the birthplace of California’s wine industry. Just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, this wine […]

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PANTROPIC: What We Sell…

For the past thirty years PANTROPIC has been selling the very finest Panama hats, and demand has grown each year.  But just a few years into our business we knew it was time to diversify our product line.  Each year or two we’d add a new product line as the needs of the consumers changed, […]

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Promoting Ecuadorian Hat-making since 1982….

From Day 1 we’ve been motivated to market incredible hand-made Ecuadorian Panama hats in the United States and beyond, as we believe that by doing so we help assure that Ecuadorian hat-making will stay alive.   While we’ve certainly never been the only company buying Panamas in Ecuador, we’ve bought our share!  It’s hard to calculate […]

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Coming Soon!

Here are Just a Few of the Themes planned for PANTROPIC’s Upcoming Blogs: An overview of Ecuador where our Panama hats are made Panama hat weavers and their stories Highlights of global manufacturing facilities that we buy from Special updates from our retailers News from the hat-making world History of the Panama hat industry over […]

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Happy New Year!

It is a great honor to write this first PANTROPIC blog on New Year’s Day 2012.  “New Years” is for new beginnings, and this blog is just that.  As one of the original founders of PANTROPIC, I’m very proud to report that this New Years 2012 ushers in PANTROPIC’s 4th decade of hat-making.  This Spring […]

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