Ezio Bigalli Corbani inherited his passion for hat making from his father Giovanni who was a Raffia Fiorentina producer in the beautiful Toscana at the end of the 19th century. As many young men of his generation, Ezio decided to embrace a new life and sail to the Americas. Full of hope and determination he had disembarked in several ports until finally he landed in Guayaquil in the year 1920. He remained penniless, however filled with hope anda box full of hats and merchandise.
Guayaquil was and still is the main port of the “Hat Country”, Ecuador, where the finest weavers of PAJA TOQUILLA revealedto him their chief treasure. These women and men aretrue artists, who using“paja toquilla” a special Ecuadorian straw,their hands and an incredible devotion to perfection create the “PAJA TOQUILLA HATS” declared by UNESCO as INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY December 2012.
Bigalli Hats is a Headwear brand whose primary products are Panama Hats, originally from Ecuador – South America, Wool Hats, as well as Braid, Seagrass and Rabbit Hair hats Our designs are unique and innovative, taking care of the smallest details to generate a wide range of products for different market segments. We distribute our products to retailers, wholesalers, by direct delivery according to the request of our customers through our company, Bigalli LLC We hope your purchase is satisfactory and meets your expectations