behind the brand

the magic of qilin

At Qilin Brand, we are passionate about preserving the art of hand-weaving and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Latin America. Our panama hats are crafted with care and attention to detail, using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. We believe in creating unique pieces that stand out from the crowd, and that embody the spirit of nature. Each hat is a work of art, handcrafted by skilled artisans who take pride in their craft. We are committed to supporting our local communities and promoting fair trade practices. By choosing Qilin Brand, you are not only investing in a high-quality, one-of-a-kind product, but also in the preservation of traditional art forms and the empowerment of local artisans. Experience the magic of Qilin Brand, and join us on our journey to discover the beauty and craftsmanship of Latin America, and to wear a conscious, high quality, and unique piece of art.

quality craftmanship

Our hats are hand-woven in Ecuador by local Montecristi artisans, a craft that is considered by UNESCO as a “Intangible cultural heritage of humanity”. They are crafted with a unique fiber called “Toquilla” which quality derives from the salted soils of Lima, carefully selected for its flexibility, color, thickness and dimensions.

100% handcrated with love

we transform a classic simbol into a work of art

How we evolved

from hats to brand

In 2019 Qilin Hats decided to expand and Ana Elena Pérez joined the team with the purpose of translating Claudia’s art into exclusive accessories. Qilin Hats became Qilin Brand with the purpose to innovate and grow as a brand.