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Founded in 1978, Borges & Scott is an award winning family run business, currently run by Alice Borges and David Scott.

We are long established producers of high quality Panama hats. We combine the iconic South American hat with the best elements of British quality and style. All our hats are handmade in Ecuador and finished by our experienced team in Bristol, England.

We have two passions: hats and delighting our customers. We work tirelessly to ensure our hats are of the highest possible quality and will go out of our way to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with your purchase from us.

We take every step we can to ensure that our Panama hats are made in accordance with high ethical standards. We are proud to be a member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Suppliers) and work hard to ensure that our hats are made under “fair trade” conditions.

As well as selling directly to the public, we are leading providers of bespoke wholesale Panama hats to European trade clients. We’re able to produce hats to your specifications with bespoke outer detailing and inner comfort bands. If you are interested in a bespoke Panama hat for your society, team or club please get in touch with David Scott to discuss your requirements.

More recently we've developed a range of felt fedora and trilby style hats which we make in Ecuador using traditional techniques.

We've also worked to add a great range of flat caps to our stable. For our flat caps we are careful to use only the finest materials. We travelled to Ireland to choose some fine and characterful Irish linens for our spring and summer line-up. We chose the best tweeds from Ireland and the Isles of Harris in Scotland for autumn and winter.

We are currently working with The British Millerian Company to select some performance lightweight cottons and traditional waxed cotton fabric for our new range of cotton hats and caps - watch this space!