How to care for a natural straw hat:
1. Do not get your straw hat wet! This will cause the straw to swell and lose its shape.
2. Always handle your hat by its brim. Do not pinch the crown, this will result in cracked straw.
3. Never rest your straw hat on its brim. Always turn it upside down and set it on the crown, so
that the brim doesn’t flatten out.
4. To dust off, use a soft brush.
5. To remove stains, wipe with a cloth, then let it dry naturally with the brim turned up.
6. Steam it to shape if necessary.
7. Misshapen flat brim straw hats can be shaped carefully with a lukewarm - not hot - steam iron.
How to care for a toyo (paper) braid hat:
1. Most of the “straw” hats nowadays are made of paper braids sewn or woven. Cotton or polypropylene
blend paper braid used to achieve a certain look, feel, or function for the purposes of packable, better UV
protection, and resistance to water.
2. Brush off dust or soil with soft brush.
3. Spot clean only with damp cloth or sponge.
4. Do not soak. It will alter the shape or completely ruin you hat. Keep in mind these hats are made maily
for sun protection, not for rainy days.
5. Misshapen flat brim paper braid hats can be shaped carefully with a lukewarm - not hot - steam iron.
How to care for a cotton or poly bucket style hat:
1. They are usually washable but they could SHRINK.
2. Use cold to lukewarm water and mild detergent to spot clean.
3. Hang, or place on hat form to dry.
4. Steam or iron if needed.