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.
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.
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.
Here our Managing Director, Mr Rainer Gramke, is interviewed regarding the proper use and care of a pocket umbrella.
This lexicon covers the technical terms dealing with umbrellas, and is continuously being expanded.
This clips shows the production of some of our exclusive umbrellas in the famous Francesco Maglia factoriy in Milano.
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.