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How Promotional Umbrellas Can Revolutionise Your Brand

Friday, 25 October 2019 4:52:38 PM Australia/Sydney

Many people undervalue umbrellas. Umbrellas are not only useful for protection against the elements, namely the sun and rain, they also serve as a fantastic means of mobile promotion. We’ve taken the liberty to list our three favourite parasols to get your brand noticed!

Promotional Umbrellas for Events

Automatic Collapsible Parasols

These umbrellas feature an automatic opening to unravel a 36-inch widespread dome. Its huge span actually folds down to 14-inch size, making it perfect to fit in your purse or bag. Such a tool is easy to carry, and its modern features make it eye-catching. Now imagine that your brand is plastered all along the canopy, people will definitely see your brand.

Premium Executive Umbrellas

For a sophisticated and business-look, check out our corporate parasols. These large umbrellas feature a timber shaft and a curved wooden handle for easy grip. The fibreglass ribbing makes it both lightweight and windproof. This truly is the businessman’s umbrella. Nothing will stop you from getting to your meeting and people will notice the dynamic colour pattern on this umbrella. Now slap your logo across this umbrella and it’s complete!

Colour Changing Brollies

This umbrella takes novelty to a new level. It is customised with white raindrops that start as white but then change to a rainbow pattern when wet! Not only is this appealing to the eye, but its top-quality material ensures you will be kept well protected. No one could deny this as a great promotional tool, so take the leap and brand these umbrellas with your logo.

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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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