Parisisal Capeline

$64.00$68.00 each

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A parisisal capeline is woven from parisisal straw in a 2×2 or herringbone weave. They are almost the finest straws produced now without paying a fortune. I dye most of the colours in-house and can do custom dyeing for a fee. These capelines have a standard 6″ (15cm) brim.
The ‘Natural’ colour option is unbleached. It is the true natural colour of the straw, not dyed. They are also a little stiffer and more robust than all the other colours because they aren’t bleached. They are truly beautiful to work with.

Why does my parisial have a line on it?

You may have noticed you’re able to see a line cutting your parisisal capeline or cone in two. It’s not from being folded in the post or in storage as you may think. The light folding caused by shipping to you can be ironed out with a little steam. Unfortunately, it’s caused by the commercial bleaching and dyeing process and there is nothing to be done about it. The bleaching and dyeing involve the hoods being folded and going through rollers (pressing the fold further). It’s usually more noticeable on commercially dyed parisial, but sometimes you can tell even on a bleached (ivory) one or a hand-dyed hood. Fortunately, I hand-dye most of my parisisal capelines, so it’s less noticeable.

Colourfastness and dye run

As with all parisisal capelines on the market, the dye can run with water, i.e. it is not colourfast. This means that some dye may come out when blocked with water or worn in the rain. It’s less a sign of poor quality as it is a compromise to get vivid colours. Only a spray of water is necessary when blocking. Please ensure your customers know not to wear the hat in the rain or get it wet.

Matching colours

Colours from one season to the next, or indeed one dye lot to the next, will not be the same. I.e. ‘Lilac’ this year will not be the same as ‘Lilac’ next year. However, I update the images to represent the colour as closely as possible. Different monitors will show different colours. This isn’t an excuse; it’s a fact. Asking for a photo sent to your phone will not solve this problem. If you need to see the straw next to an outfit, you must do this in person (or by sending a garment or physical sample). Thread or paint colours are good ways of doing so.

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Apricot, Berry, Black, Burgundy, Charcoal, Chartreuse, dark-olive, dusty-pink, Forest Green, French Navy, Green, Grey, Hot Pink, Ivory, Just Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Light Pink, lime-sorbet, Mauve, Mint, Natural, Navy, Olive, Orange, Pale Blue, pastel-purple, peach, Pink, red, Salmon, Silver, Soft Green, steel-blue, tan, Teal, Turquoise, Violet, Washed Denim, Yellow


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