All about the Umbrella

On this page we have collected useful information about the production of umbrellas as well as buying and caring tips. Furthermore you will find a lexicon with the most important umbrella terms and a short history of the umbrella.

History of the umbrella

THE HISTORY OF THE UMBRELLA

The development of the umbrella, from its beginnings as protection against the sun, to the invention of the rain umbrella by the Englishman Jonas Hanway, and the modern Knirps. 

 

 

 

 

Umbrella Buying Tips FIVE TIPS FOR BUYING AND CARING FOR YOUR UMBRELLA

Important points to consider when purchasing an umbrella, and recommendations regarding the care and maintenance your umbrella requires in order to provide years of service. Six tips from the expert in order to help keep you drier longer.

 

 

 

 

Use and care of a pocket umbrella USE AND CARE OF A POCKET UMBRELLA

Here our Managing Director, Mr Rainer Gramke, is interviewed regarding the proper use and care of a pocket umbrella.

 

 

 

 

Umbrella lexicon THE UMBRELLA LEXICON

This lexicon covers the technical terms dealing with umbrellas, and is continuously being expanded.

 

 

 

 

Production of an umbrella HOW AN UMBRELLA IS MADE

This clips shows the production of some of our exclusive umbrellas in the famous Francesco Maglia factoriy in Milano. 

 

 

 

 

Production of a pocket umbrella HOW A POCKET UMBRELLA IS MADE

This clip shows you how a Knirps pocket umbrella is made. It covers the entire process, including how the fabric is selected, cutting operations, sewing, and the assembly of the more than 200 individual parts.