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Flip Flop Arabia launches Pantropic Panama hats in the MENA region

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, June 09 - 2011 @ 11:47

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Since being made famous by the likes of President Theodore Roosevelt, ‘The Panama’ has long been considered the prince of handmade sunhats, made only from the plaited leaves of the toquilla straw plant.

Hats take between 2 to 4 months to hand weave, and come from only a handful of towns in Ecuador. United States based Pantropic has been manufacturing authentic Panama Hats and sunhats since 1982, and this is their first foray into the lucrative Middle Eastern market.

Andrew Morrison, Managing Partner at Flip Mercantile FZC, commented: “The Pantropic range of Panama hats and sunhats is an exciting addition to the Flip Flop Arabia stable, as we see a lack of high quality UV protective designer headwear in the market. As a regional distributor, we only represent brands that have existing heritage, and are proven leaders in their market – in Pantropic we are pleased to have a brand that leads its’ competitors by virtue of quality and style.”

The Pantropic range is the latest addition to Flip Flop Arabia, with the portfolio already including Cariris Brazilian Flip Flops, Julbo Eyewear and Status Anxiety accessories.

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