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Perez Hats

Perez Trading is a Sydney-based business specialised in the importation and promotion of handmade Panama hats.

Established by Ecuadorian-Australian entrepreneur, Edwin Perez, we are proud to have consolidated the presence of the Panama hat on the streets of Sydney for over 10 years.

Genuine Panama hats are and have always being made in Ecuador. The reason of their name comes back to the late 1800s when the Ecuadorian artisans travelled to the Panama Canal to sell their valuable products due to the disadvantage of the geographical location of Ecuador and the strategic location of Panama.

We work directly with highly skilled artisans to help maintain alive this centuries old tradition and continuously find ways to innovate and improve our products. Furthermore, we have developed a line of styles and curated them to suit the Australian audience finding great acceptance and demand thus far.