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The Insane History of Custom Umbrellas

Thursday, 20 September 2018 1:29:55 PM Australia/Sydney

Umbrellas were originally created in Ancient China in around 21 CE. They were made to keep the sun off you, rather than the rain. The word umbrella itself comes from the Latin ‘Umbros’ which means shade or shadow. Please have a look at our range of beach umbrellas and follow this ancient tradition, while staying cool.

Promotional Umbrellas Through History

These ancient umbrellas were made of the finest of silks, so it wasn’t long that this new collapsible shade covering found its way along the silk road through Asia and all the way to rulers in the Roman Empire. If you want the comfort and style of a modern day Roman Emperor, take a look at our Alpha Ray Umbrella.

Umbrellas Were Not For Everyone

From their creation back in ancient China, all the way up until the mid-18th century, to carry an umbrella was a sign of wealth, and femineity almost like wearing Louboutins in today’s culture. The change in thought came about when Englishman John Hanaway started using his umbrella to protect himself from the rain that it started to catch on eventually. This change was not as fast as often John was pelted with rubbish and met with violence from the public, to which he responded by using his umbrella to “give the man a good thrashing.” 

John's Unique Umbrellas

Luckily John’s persistence meant that the use of umbrellas started coming into vogue as umbrellas were no longer seen as a gendered item, but a way to keep both the sun and rain off you when you needed to get from place to place.

Promotional Umbrellas in the Modern Day

The original design of the umbrella has not changed that much since their creation in ancient China, but since the rise into everyday use in the 1800’s, but some innovation has occurred nonetheless. In 1928 Hans Haupt had the idea to create the cane style umbrella which allowed him to walk more freely after his injuries during the war. This design moved into the more well known collapsible folding umbrellas that are still one of the most popular designs of umbrellas so far.

Custom Umbrellas Today
 
Taking a leaf out of John Hanaway’s book, some umbrellas started even being used as an offensive and defensive weapon, as the shaft of the umbrella can easily conceal a blade. In 1978, Bulgarian president Georgi Markov was hit with a dart from a modified umbrella by KGB agents. This dart was tipped with one of the world’s most deadly poisons called Ricin, and Mr Markov lost his life due to it. Even in the modern day, ex-president of France Nicolas Sarkozy was known to carry a Kevlar coated umbrella to protect himself from bullets if the need called for it.

Personalise Your Piece of History

The history of umbrellas is a strange and fascinating one, and the use of umbrellas for a symbol of status is still as relevant today as it was back in ancient China. Use this to your advantage and advertise your brand with our wide range of promotional custom printed umbrellas with the knowledge that you are taking part in the everchanging wild and weird history of the humble umbrella.

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Posted By Jacob Jacob

Why Umbrellas are the Ideal Promotional Product for Winter

Friday, 13 July 2018 9:16:12 AM Australia/Sydney

Here at Umbrella Planet, we see a distinct increase in the number of people ordering promotional umbrellas over the cooler months. Given that the East Coast of Australia is particularly prone to winter showers, it makes a lot of sense that successful Aussie companies would want to promote their brand in this way. What makes umbrellas such an ideal promotional product for the season? It really is quite simple.

Promotional Umbrellas for Winter

Why Companies Choose Branded Umbrellas from Umbrella Planet

  • Multiple large branding areas (each panel)
  • The ability to decorate in dazzling full-colour
  • Large assortment of sizes
  • Many, many styles to choose from
  • Standard corporate colours as well as the ability to PMS match to your unique shade
  • Locally stocked options for fast delivery as well as cheaper overseas products produced indent
  • Knowledgeable sales team who can recommend the right umbrella to meet your needs

Why Winter Makes a Difference

  • More rain across the country
  • The cold air makes those rainy moments seem even bleaker than normal
  • People often don't think of handing out umbrellas over summer (though this is a great idea too!)
  • A colourful umbrella easily attracts attention on a dreary winter's day
So what are you waiting for? Boost your brand visibility over winter by investing in promotional umbrellas for staff or clients today. Contact our friendly sales team for information and recommendations today.
Posted By Jeff Chong

Who Uses Promotional Umbrellas?

Monday, 18 December 2017 11:36:16 AM Australia/Sydney

Promotional umbrellas are popular options for brands looking to market over an extended period. This is because umbrellas are long-lasting promotional items that only get thrown away after their lifespan is over. But what kind of businesses invest in promotional umbrellas and may they also suit your organisation? Check out some of the industries utilising promotional umbrellas from Umbrella Planet right now;

Who Uses Promotional Umbrellas?

Businesses That Use Logo Branded Umbrellas

  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Schools and universities
  • Government bodies and institutions
  • Marketing agencies and PR companies
  • Car and truck sales
  • Travel companies and airlines
  • Small businesses
  • And more!

Should You Invest in Bulk Promotional Umbrellas?

If you're looking to promote your business using everyday use items that enjoy regular exposure to crowds of people, then promotional umbrellas might be for you. Umbrellas can be decorated cheaply in one colour, or for the added impact, we can brand in full-colour on multiple panels. There are just so many ways to customise an umbrella and tailor it to suit your exact campaign. So what are you waiting for? Contact the sales team here at Umbrella Planet for more information.

Posted By Jeff Chong

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