Your Worth & Worth super fine Montecristi Panama hats starts its journey in Ecuador. Ecuadorian grown "carludovica palmata" straw is the only palm which doesn’t have a woody trunk. It grows out of the ground like a large blade of grass. The leaves are extremely flexible and able to be split into fine strands. These strands are processed to weave into the base of the hat. This weave is done by the hands of artisans who have the craft in their bones from generations of tending to this art.