Umbrella Planet 0402 580 571 sales@umbrellaplanet.com.au We have a variety of different beach, market, golf and corporate umbrellas. Choose from a range of different colours.

Umbrella Fabric & Materials

Umbrella Fabric & Materials

A variety of different fabrics and materials are used in the production of the stock here at Umbrella Planet. Because we are dedicated to providing variety to Australian consumers, there's a material combination for every budget and function.

Nylon Umbrellas

By far the most popular fabric used in the making of umbrellas, ripstop nylon is a lightweight type of nylon that is interwoven with reinforcement threads to bolster its strength. As the name implies, its strong composition means that tears will not spread across the fabric. Originally designed for use in World War II parachutes, ripstop nylon has now become a staple of the umbrella industry as well. The nylon used for umbrella panels is waterproofed to shield consumers from the rain.

Polyester Umbrellas

Polyester is a less common fabric for use in umbrella production, but when utilised it is an extremely durable material. Polyester maintains its shape against stretching and shrinking, it is also more resistant to weather given its hydrophobic nature. Polyester is great for café umbrella and other outdoor promotional devices.

Feel free to contact the Umbrella Planet staff to discuss your fabric and material options further.