Koa Wood Cap with surfer and honu
These Koa hats are made by Calabash, a Kauai based company. They use real Hawaiian Koa wood to make bendable wood products. The wood is crafted in Kaua'i and is designed to bend and flex for maximum comfort and durability.
Koa is indigenous to Hawai'i and is one of the most sought out wood in the world. In ancient Hawaii, Koa was reserved for only the Ali'i or royalty. Due to the high demand, the State of Hawai'i has placed restrictions on harvesting these trees. In order to use the wood, the tree has to fall naturally or the State of Hawaii has to pronounce the tree dead.