Straw hat, made in Mexico. Finest Quality Stetsons. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of the straw hats we manufacture are actually hand-woven using a man made fiber. The fiber is a twisted paper product that is coated with a plastic resin. The completed fiber is called "yarn." If the yarn is made in Japan, it is called Shantung. If it is made in China, it is generally referred to as "Toyo." Either way, the resin coated paper yarn is delivered to the weaving areas in Mainland China, where it is hand-woven into the bodies we use to make the straw hats you find in your local store.