For our Oertel Handmade umbrellas we order the most exclusive handles made of precious woods and hand-sewn leather. The exclusive black fabrics are woven in small quantities just for us. We place great value on using only the best possible frames such as our 10-piece frames on a steel shaft with 67 cm ribs or naturally grown continuous wooden shafts. No plastic parts are used at all. These umbrellas are individually handcrafted. Only after the overall combination meets our quality standards does it receive the Oertel Bremen" band on the handle."