Peter Grimm only accepts the highest quality of straws, grown by responsible farmers.
- Morocca – Morocca Straw is a wide-grade straw and is a common material used in hats made in Mexico. Morocca is a staple in the Peter Grimm line. This straw dries quickly and allows for a great deal of distressing, if desired.
- Peanut – This is also a wide-grade straw, and has nothing to do with peanuts. We have no idea where the name came from! This straw holds up to more contact and shaping than other straws and does not dry out as quickly.
- Raffia – Raffia is a genus of palms, the leaves of which can be stripped down into individual fibers and woven together.
- Toyo: Toyo is a shiny smooth straw made primarily of shellacked rice. Peter Grimm takes great pride in using Toyo in several of our Spring and Summer styles. We use two primary styles of Toyo: Straight (see The Depp in Fedoras) and Twisted: (see Clementinein Women’s Resort).
- Felt: Felt is a non-woven cloth produced by the process of matting, rather than weaving. Most felts come from animal wool or fur, but acrylic fibers are also used widely.