In Spain there are many areas where there is a great tradition in the handling of natural fibres to create handcrafted pieces of great value. Entire families are dedicated to a craft that this fashion is bringing back. One of them can be found in Gata de Gorgos: the Zahati firm.
Since 1920, the family of the current owner, Sandra Mira Zaragosé, has been dedicated to the manufacture of hand-braided wheat straw hats. A skill that has been passed down from generation to generation in this village in Alicante, where many of its inhabitants are dedicated to it. So much so that it even has a museum.
At Zahati they make hats from 100% natural fibres and dyes (totally sustainable), in a totally artisan way, which is why each piece is unique. Committed to Made in Spain and traditions, from their workshop in Alicante they sell their designs all over Spain. In addition to hats, they also have an interesting line of bags and baskets and another line of accessories such as bracelets and rings that are surprisingly original. And given that from now on there is one more accessory in our lives, face masks, this small company has launched its own design, only suitable for the daring.