The Bleach and the Fraying
The tallos are boiled in a pot over a wood fire. Wooden sticks are used to keep the strands separate. After about a minute they are taken out of the boiling water and hung up to dry in a damp, covered location.
When the tallos are dry, they are enclosed in a box for the bleaching phase and are left on wooden shelves for the night.
Borsalino uses completely natural materials and respects the Washington Convention on straw sales.