Hat Care Tips

Proper care is the key to extending the longevity of your hat. And since it adds the final accent to compliment your outfit, preserving your hat’s original appearance, will bring about years of hat wearing pleasure.

 

Wearing:

  • Always handle your hat by the brim (the horizontal portion) when removing or putting on your hat. Avoid handling the crown (the tall or vertical portion) as much as possible to avoid crushing the hat. Many people’s natural instinct is to grab their hat by the front pinch of the crown, however this can cause the straw to crack and a lot more damage to the hat
  • Never rest your hat on its brim on a flat surface, this could cause the brim to flatten and lose it’s shape. On a clean surface, place it upside down on its crown, or on a suitable hook, or hat stand.
  • To keep the sweatband dry of perspiration and hairdressing, occasionally turn down the sweatband to dry.

 

Storing:

  • We recommend you store your hat in a cool, dry place on a shelf away from direct sunlight.
  • Never leave your hat in a hot car, closet, or anywhere that is exceptionally hot. Excess heat can cause discoloration, shape distortion, cracking of the straw or the sweatband to shrink, and your hat will no longer fit.
  • Storing your hat in its box will help maintain the brim-shape, and reduce the amount of dust or muck that settles on in. 

 

Caring:

  • Try to avoid your hat from getting wet, Water will cause the straw to swell, discolor, and lose its shape. If your hat gets wet, first return the hat to its original shape, then turn down the interior sweatband and rest the hat on the sweatband to dry. Do not rest the hat on it’s brim while wet. Do not expose a wet hat to heat as this will cause the interior sweatband to shrink as well as causing irregular patterns once dry, let it dry naturally at room temperature.

 

Dusting:

  • A lint roller or soft brush will clean off most particles, dust and hair, if any lint is remaining, you can wrap some masking tape around all four or your fingers, with sticky or adhesive side facing out. Gently pat your hat, removing any existing lint. Begin on the left side of your hat, and gently turning it counterclockwise toward the back.

 

Cleaning:

  • To remove spots of dirty or oily fingerprints or any other stains, make a solution of a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid and water. Wet a soft cloth, dab the stain spot gently in a circular pattern to avoid damaging the straw, Repeat this process with a damp cloth without soap and let it air dry in a cool area.

 

Reshaping:

  • If your straw hat is distorted, you can lay a damp cloth on the part that needs to be reshaped and pass a warm iron over it to reshape it. This method can be used to manipulate the shape of the crown and the brim.