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107 - PANAMA HAT, THE STYLE ICON

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The Panama hat is Ecuador's largest export.

It takes 3 months just to create a single hat. The fabric, which comes from a certain species of palm tree, is braded so tightly it appears to be made out of linen.

The "Rolls-Royce" of hats can cost up to thousands of dollars in the USA and Europe, and is nowadays also produced semi-industrially in the Andean city of Cuenca, where, now that the hat makers have organized their work optimally, they produce more than 500,000 hats a year.

Director(s) : HISSEN (Jorg Daniel)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2011
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.