Your Panama hat is made of 100% Organic Toquilla straw. Toquilla straw is a flexible yet strong natural material but you should handle your hat with care. Don’t get your hat wet or hold it by the crown, as this will possibly crack or lose it’s shape. Spot clean with a damp cloth to remove any stains or marks. The best way to travel with your hat is to wear it. You can also take it by hand inside a bag. We don’t recommend packing your hat inside your suitcase.