I am starting this thread since Fedora Lounge is a great forum for information.
I post here links of some cool articles on Panama hats I found browsing the internet so they can reach their target audience, namely hat aficionados here at FL.
This is a chronological listing.
Panama hats: made in Ecuador, undercut by China
By Christian Oliver
The last straw
By Hal Weitzman
Keep your hat on!
Primo Panama Hats, a Dying Art in Ecuador
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
Since these articles are available from the public domain I hope this will not hurt any copyrights.
If yes please delete the entire thread.
The articles are "neutral" so not inserted from this or the other sellers home-page.
If there is no problem with copyrights I invite all, to post similar links so we can learn more.