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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.

Geschichte des Regenschirms

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. 

 

 

 

 

Kauf- und PflegetippsFIVE 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.

 

 

 

 

Handhabung eines TaschenschirmsUSE 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.

 

 

 

 

SchirmlexikonTHE UMBRELLA LEXICON

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

 

 

 

 

Herstellung eines LangschirmsHOW AN UMBRELLA IS MADE

This clips shows the production of our exclusive handmade umbrellas in our Milano factory. 

 

 

 

 

Herstellung eines TaschenschirmsHOW 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.