Parisisal capelines are woven from parisisal straw in a 2×2 or herringbone weave. They are the finest straws produced now. I dye most of the colours in-house and can do custom dyeing for a fee. Standard 6″ (15cm) brims.
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.
Note: as with all parisisals on the market, the dye can run with water, i.e. it is not colourfast. This means that when blocked with water or in the rain, some dye may come out. It’s less a sign of quality as it is a necessity to get good 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.
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. I do, however, 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).