The straw hat is the most popular headgear and an absolute must-have in summer. However, it can quickly lose its original shape and change its appearance. We introduce you to our 6 insider tips and show you which things you have to consider so that you can keep your straw hat for as long as possible.
6 tips to keep your straw hat looking new for longer:
1.) Avoid heat
Basically, a straw hat can withstand hot temperatures. If you wear it in the sun for a long time, the moisture given off by your scalp will act as protection against drying out and becoming brittle. An absolute no-go, however, is to leave your straw hat on the shelf in the car. When the sun shines on your car, up to 70°C ☀️. The intense heat will dry out your hat and make it brittle. This must be avoided at all costs!
2.) Correctly putting on and taking off
To ensure that your straw hat retains its original shape for as long as possible, you should only touch it by the brim when putting it on and taking it off.
3.) Remove bumps and wrinkles
Your hat got some wrinkles or bumps in the suitcase after a long flight ✈️? Then we have an insider tip: you can easily remove the wrinkles and bumps with the steam of an iron, clothes steamer or pot of boiling water. All you have to do is hold your hat over the steam for a few minutes.
4.) Keep it away from water
Straw hats like damp but not wet climates. Therefore you should keep it away from water 💦 and never use it as rain protection.
5.) Avoid becoming brittle
In dry and warm climates, the material of your straw hat - especially Panama hats - dries out very quickly and makes it brittle. That's why you should spray it with an atomizer every now and then.
6.) Clean properly
A straw hat is best cleaned with the help of a damp cloth. We have 2 insider tips for stubborn stains:
Gently rub your hat with a piece of lemon 🍋 and let the lemon soak in for a moment. Now dampen a brush with lukewarm water and gently brush off your straw hat. And voila - the stain is gone!
- Alternatively, you can also use core soap soap 🧼 for cleaning. Make sure not to use liquid soaps, dish soap or all-purpose cleaners - only pure soap.
Insider tip: your straw hat looks best in combination with a basket bag 🍋🧺
In order to let the straw hat shine in all its splendor and attract admiring glances, it is crucial to take good care of it. But only in combination with an exquisite, handmade woven basket bag made of natural materials and with a sustainable design, the outfit achieves the highest level of elegance. In 2023, woven basket bags are on trend, adding a stylish touch to any appearance while raising awareness of sustainable fashion and emphasize craftsmanship.
Find the right basket bag now!
With these simple tips and tricks, your straw hat will last longer and will also serve as sun protection and a fashion accessory on your next summer vacation.