Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Willy's Paris

Manufacture of straw hats
63 avenue du Général Leclerc
82300 Caussade
Midi-Pyrenees

Tel : +33 (0)5 63 93 09 96

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Sale to private individuals and professionals

Since its foundation in 1854 in Caussade, a town known as the capital of straw hat-making since 1798, Willy’s Paris has been manufacturing straw hats.

These hats are manufactured using old and rare equipment: sewing machines specifically designed for sewing straw dating from the early 20th century, aluminium forms from the 1950s and presses. Moreover, the company perpetuates the traditional manufacturing processes. The heat moulding of hats, the braiding, the colouring of the straw, a rare process among the other manufacturers, and the stitching are all done manually. For the development of new products the company works with several designers. The Willy’s Paris products are sold in France and abroad in shops specialising in hats.