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Lauhala Care

It is important to remember that lauhala is first and foremost a natural plant fiber.  It is the leaf of the pandanus tree.  With proper care, your beloved lauhala item may last for years or even decades.

To care for your lauhala hat:
Keep it dry and well ventilated. Store it on a flat surface.  Otherwise your hat may eventually sag with gravity and its shape will change.  If the front brim dips downward, you could let that part hang over the edge of the shelf to maintain that shape.    Wipe dust off with a slightly damp cloth. If/when the fibers seem dull or brittle, gently wipe it with a small amount of mineral oil on a cloth to restore its luster.  Although it’s not recommended, hats may be re-blocked or shaped carefully using water spray-mist and a clothing iron to press it into shape.  Be careful not to scald the fibers.

To care for your lauhala accessories: Keep them dry and well ventilated.  Wipe dust off with a slightly damp cloth. Lauhala will eventually sag with gravity or lose its shape if not properly supported.  Do not stack things on top of purses, or if you must stack purses please stuff the purse with acid free paper or cloth to help it maintain it’s shape.  If/when the fibers seem dull or brittle, gently wipe it with a small amount of mineral oil on a cloth to restore its luster.


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