Yes, Dog Umbrellas Are a Real Thing

Yes, Dog Umbrellas Are a Real Thing

November 01, 2016

We are a dog-loving nation and nearly half of us share our homes with one of the lovable creatures.  They are always excited to see us – even if we were only gone 5 minutes, are always ready to listen – even when no one else will, and always ready to help clear the dishes – even if we weren’t done eating.  Some people are firm believers in “dogs are dogs,” but in other homes the dog gets more attention than most children.  They are the reason...

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Umbrellas Fit for Royalty

Umbrellas Fit for Royalty

October 24, 2016

What is clear, custom-made, carried by hand, and almost caused an international incident?  The Queen’s umbrella of course!  

You must know that Great Britain is rainy.  In fact, it rains about 15 days out of every month in London.  That weather explains why London is where the modern-day umbrella became popular and why the umbrella is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite fashion accessory.  

For England’s Queen, attention to detail is a must.  From the...

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Anatomy of an Umbrella

Anatomy of an Umbrella

October 03, 2016

What makes a “good umbrella”, good?  It can depend on what you need it for – but in the end, it’s all about the design and construction.

Purpose

There are personal umbrellas, designed for one.  There are umbrellas that you need to carry in your briefcase or totebag.  There are umbrellas that you need to cover a whole crowd.  No matter how big or small and even though it’s audience may be different, the main purpose is to keep dry....

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Shaming of the First Umbrella User

Shaming of the First Umbrella User

September 28, 2016

For thousands of years, members of the ruling class have been shielded from sun and rain, but the handheld umbrella didn’t come into use until much later.  During the renaissance, wealthy women carried dainty, lightweight sunshades to protect delicate skin from the sun.  Men, however, would have to wait several years and even then, the shaming of the first umbrella user almost prevented it from catching on.

The lightweight parasols carried by women of Europe may have been...

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How Big is the Umbrella Market?

How Big is the Umbrella Market?

September 06, 2016

Anyone can “get” an umbrella today, but that wasn’t always the case.  Umbrellas of any type were once reserved for royalty, and required servants to manage them.  Today, umbrellas are much easier to use and are “managed” only by the person holding the handle.  Though you can buy a very expensive umbrella, they can also be gotten at affordable prices and are not limited to the wealthy.  So, we know everyone can get them, but do they?  Just...

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Stop Abusing Your Umbrellas

Stop Abusing Your Umbrellas

August 17, 2016

It’s raining but you have it covered.  Correct that, you thought you would be able to cover yourself but when you pull out your umbrella, it’s a wreck.  Then you remember the last time you used it and put it away in a bent, soggy mess.  In fact, it seems like you only get one use out of every umbrella you buy.  Stop abusing your umbrella!

You aren’t alone in your struggle with umbrellas and it isn’t something you worry about until you need it the...

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What’s the difference between an umbrella and a parasol?

What’s the difference between an umbrella and a parasol?

August 04, 2016

Umbrellas and parasols have been in use for 4,000 years or more.  The need to protect ourselves from the elements reaches back to the stone age and every developed civilization on record has some history of umbrella or parasol use.  Evidence of this is documented by pictographs, carvings, folklore, and even the objects themselves.  Many people consider them interchangeable, but there are some differences between umbrellas and parasols.

Language

The English language can be...

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Custom Umbrellas For Your Resort

Custom Umbrellas For Your Resort

February 03, 2016

Custom umbrellas are a fantastic idea for any resort. Not only can you produce beach umbrellas but also sun umbrellas they can offer some big advantages to any hotel chain. You may have seen sun umbrellas from some the world's most famous resorts that carry custom colors and branding. Here are some of the top reasons why major resorts around the world purchase custom umbrellas and some of the advantages that you can see by doing the same:

  1. Brand recognition: a sun umbrella gives a massive...
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Why Umbrellas Make Great Promotional Items

Why Umbrellas Make Great Promotional Items

January 04, 2016

Advertising is a very integral component of any company. Even so, it is important for companies to minimize their costs while being able to reach their target market in order to increase their sales. Among the many marketing media available in the market, custom printed umbrellas are a perfect channel for advertising.

With custom printed umbrellas, companies get to choose the message they want printed on the umbrella. Other than custom messages, the company logo can also be printed on the...

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History of the Umbrella

History of the Umbrella

June 08, 2014

History of umbrellas is long and eventful. From the earliest appearances of simple palm leaf umbrella, long age of being synonym to wealth, to the modern time when is regarded as general item, umbrellas managed to intersect with our history in many interesting ways. Advancements in technology, changing tastes, and use in religion all enabled umbrellas to grow and prosper, becoming one of the principal ways we protect ourselves from rain. Protection from sun with umbrellas and parasols slowly...

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