SISAL - understanding hat fibres November 14, 2017 09:54
Sisal is a strong and versatile fibre grown in many countries throughout the world.
It is used to make rope, twine, floor coverings, paper, cloth and hats. Hat Sisal is grown mostly in the Philippines and China.
With headwear it is finely woven to create lightweight hats with a linen finish like the Lily style featured below.
I use sisal to make men’s and women’s headwear because of its affinity to absorb dye and to easily stretch and form over hat blocks.
The video link shows the harvesting and processing procedures of Sisal.
Check out two of my hats made with Sisal available online and in store.