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New Compact Fulton Soho Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore

As we begin to look forward to our summer travels, not to mention the inevitable May showers, many of us will be thinking of what we need to pack in our suitcases. One very handy item to always carry with you is an umbrella, but many folding umbrellas can be a bit too large. Well, we have a brand new folding umbrella available from British umbrella manufacturers Fulton that we think will suit your needs perfectly!

Available in 6 different colours, the Soho umbrella is a very compact folding umbrella that folds down to a compact 18cm size, yet when fully extended provides a generous full-size 94cm canopy. Made from top quality materials, this umbrella boasts a super-lightweight high performance polyester fabric, that will shelter you from both the rain and sun. What's more, this umbrella only weighs in at 210g, so will take up very little of your hand-luggage allowance.

So whether you need an umbrella for your far-flung summer travels this year, or perhaps you are travelling closer to home and just need a brolly that will fit snugly in your bag or glove-compartment, why not try the new Soho Umbrella from Fulton!

New Fulton Soho Umbrella

Lightweight manual folding umbrella in Wine, Neon Pink, Navy, Black, Lilac and Lime by Fulton Umbrellas. This is an extremely compact umbrella which opens to full size when extended. Features a high performance polyester canopy with a special aluminium frame and double fibreglass inserts that is designed to withstand wind in normal weather conditions.
  • Extremely compact umbrella yet still opens to full size
  • Improved runner for ease of use with lightweight aluminium frame
  • Super-lightweight high performance polyester fabric
  • Dual Fibreglass inserts for extra strength
  • 5 stage frame: 6 ribs - rib length 51cm
  • Length when closed (including handle) 18cm
  • Span when open approx 94cm
  • Weight 210g
Created On  21 Apr 2017 14:14  -  Permalink

Spring Floral Umbrellas - Ideal Brollies for Easter

The weather has certainly improved over the past month, and last weekend saw some spectacularly warm days. However this is also the season of Spring Showers and with the Easter weekend upon us, we certainly don't want to be caught out in the rain when we're enjoying the bank holiday weekend. So in our blog this week we thought we would look at a range of umbrellas that would be ideal for spring.

The Cachemir range of umbrellas is available in three different models. We have the slinger, which is a pencil umbrella that features a carry sling that can be thrown over the shoulder when not in use. We also have the walking length 16 rib umbrella, featuring a wider diameter canopy that provides optimal shelter in the rain, while also being very robust due to the added strength of the extra ribs. Finally we have the beautiful folding umbrella model which comes with its own carry purse.

These umbrellas are available in three different colours - blue, green and pink and each features a beautiful floral pattern that will look wonderful for Spring!

Rather than giving friends and family Easter eggs and flowers this year, why not give the gift of a beautiful Cachemir brolly from Brolliesgalore? An umbrella would make a wonderful gift for someone at Easter time. It's certainly a gift that will last all-year-round, and will be practical as well as pretty!

Floral Trim Slinger Umbrella by Cachemir - Blue

Stylish blue pencil slinger umbrella with a beautiful floral-trimmed. These umbrellas come with a sling sleeve that can be slung over the shoulder to carry the umbrella when not in use. Automatic opening mechanism. The bold coloured canopy has a delightful floral trim, giving this a simple yet stunning look. Black ribbed handle for extra grip.

  • Automatic Opening Slinger Umbrella
  • Comes with carry sleeve for added portability
  • Black ribbed handle
  • Length including handle 80cm
  • Span when open approx 98cm
  • Weight 450g
  • Also available in Green and Pink

16 Rib Floral Walking Length Umbrella by Cachemir - Green

Stylish green walking length umbrella with 16 fibreglass ribs for extra strength. Strong floral-border coloured canopy in Green. These umbrellas are well made and feature an automatic opening mechanism. The 16 panel bold coloured canopy has a delightful floral border, giving this a simple yet stunning look. Clear perspex handle.

  • Automatic opening walking length umbrella
  • 16 ribs for extra strength
  • Perspex handle
  • Length including handle 88.5cm
  • Span when open approx 103cm
  • Weight 490g
  • Also available in Blue and Pink

Mini Floral Folding Umbrella with Case by Cachemir - Pink

Compact and stylish, this pink mini folding umbrella by Cachemir has a delightful floral design. These umbrellas feature a 7 panel floral canopy, and have a manual opening mechanism. For storage and portability the umbrella comes with an elegant storage wallet, allowing it to fit neatly in a handbag or drawer when not in use.

  • Manual opening folding umbrella
  • 7 panel floral patterned canopy
  • Storage wallet
  • Folded length including handle 18cm
  • Span when open approx 89cm
  • Weight 260g
  • Also available in Blue and Green

Created On  12 Apr 2017 14:13  -  Permalink

New William Morris 'Pure' range of Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore

At Brolliesgalore we have some delightful new William Morris umbrellas from Morris & Co available to purchase on our website. The Pure Range is very much in keeping with Morris' values of craftsmanship and expertly executed patterns. It recognises that as an interior designer, he created rooms with honesty and simplicity. Harnessing this spirit the collection presents his iconic designs in a pared back, neutral palette, whilst maintaining the intricacies and integrity of the originals.

Designed by Morris & Co, and manufactured by British umbrella-makers, Fulton, the new Pure range is available in three different designs over three separate frames. Starting from left to right above, we have the Morris & Co Tiny Folding Umbrella in Strawberry Thief Pure pattern. Second we have the beautiful Morris & Co Tiny Acorn Pure Umbrella for those that like a lighter design. And finally, for those of you looking for an understated yet exquisite design, we have the Morris & Co Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella in Lodden Pure design.

The three new designs that comprise the Pure Range of Morris & Co umbrellas will compliment our wider range of Morris & Co umbrellas wonderfully. So why not visit our Morris & Co Umbrella page today to see our full range. If you like these, be sure to also follow the link to our full Fulton Umbrellas range too.

Created On  16 Feb 2017 14:48  -  Permalink

How Are Chinese Paper Parasols Made?

Over at our sister site (The Stick & Cane Shop) we uploaded a rather interesting video on how crook-handled walking sticks are made, so we thought we should seek out a similar video relevant to umbrellas for our blog post this week at Brolliesgalore.

We found this superb video from Discovery Channel's programme 'How It's Made' which looks at the process involved in creating the ever popular Chinese Bamboo & Paper Parasols. From the assembly of the wooden frame to the lamination of the layers of paper used in its canopy, each paper parasol is indeed a work of handcrafted art!

So if you have a spare 5 minutes and if you have ever wondered how these lovely parasols are traditionally made, why not check out the video below!

Created On  20 Jan 2017 14:52  -  Permalink

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2016

Our Last Posting Dates for UK Mainland Orders:

- Standard Delivery
: Tuesday 20th December at 1pm To ensure your parcel arrives before Christmas, Royal Mail have recommended that Tuesday 20th Decemberbe the last posting date for Tracked 48 service (Cut off time for same day despatch is 1pm on Tuesday, although we will try to get as many parcels despatched as possible on Tuesday up until the courier arrives).

- Express Delivery: Thursday 22nd December at 1pm

- Next Day Interlink Express Service: Thursday 22nd December at 1pm (Cut off time for same day despatch is 1pm on Thursday 22nd December although we will try to get as many parcels despatched as possible on Thursday up until the courier arrives.)

Please Note: Make sure you give your correct mobile number so that the delivery companies can keep you informed of delivery times. They will send you a text message letting you know when to expect the delivery. Our office will be closed on Friday 23rd December but we will keep an eye on parcel tracking from home, and we can still be contacted via email at

For UK Highlands & Islands Orders: Tuesday 20th December To ensure your parcel arrives before Christmas, weather permitting, Interlink and Royal Mail have recommended that Tuesday 22th December be the last posting date (Cut off time for same day despatch is 1pm)

For International and EU orders: To ensure your parcel arrives before Christmas FedEx and DPD have recommended that the last International and EU orders are sent out on Wednesday 14th December (Cut-off for international same day despatch will be 12noon)
Created On  13 Dec 2016 14:52  -  Permalink

New Lulu Guinness Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore

As we reach the end of October our minds are inevitably turning to Christmas. We have quite a lot of new stock arriving at the moment (and more to come in the next few weeks) but one range that we have just added with new designs for Autumn-Winter 2016-17 is from designer Lulu Guinness.

Lulu Guinness is renowned for her bold graphical style and minimal palette (usually black, white and red), and the new designs for this season do not disappoint! As ever these super-stylish umbrellas are manufactured by the trusted British brand Fulton, so you can be sure that you are getting an excellent quality umbrella with a cutting-edge design.

So if you are looking to update your wardrobe for the winter months, and need that final piece to bring your look together, or perhaps you are looking for a gift idea for friends or family this coming festive season, be sure to draw some inspiration from these new umbrellas from Lulu Guinness.

If you like these, why not check out the full range of Lulu Guinness designs available at Brolliesgalore?

New Lulu Guinness Umbrellas for Autumn-Winter 2016/2017

Lulu Guinness Umbrella Bloomsbury - Lips Grid

Featuring a design by Lulu Guinness and manufactured by Fulton, the Lips Grid Lulu Guinness Bloomsbury Umbrella is a stunning double canopy umbrella which features a black outer canopy and black & red lips patterned inner canopy. Lightweight high performance steel frame and fashionable red crook acrylic handle.
  • Automatic opening, lightweight high performance steel frame
  • Red crook acrylic handle
  • Length including handle 83cm
  • Span when open approx 95cm
  • Weight 530g

Lulu Guinness Tiny Folding Umbrella - Kooky Cat

If you want a more compact umbrella, check out the Kooky Cat Lulu Guinness Tiny Folding Umbrella. This manual Tiny folding Umbrella by Fulton features a trendy design by Lulu Guinness. Black & white striped canopy, with a striped, graphically-inspired design of a cat peering over one of the panels. Very compact when folded but with a full size cover when open.
  • Manual opening, lightweight aluminium/fibreglass frame, 6 ribs
  • Very compact when folded but with a full size cover when open
  • High performance polyester pongee cover
  • Length including handle 16cm
  • Span when open approx 87cm
  • Weight 170g

Lulu Guinness Birdcage - Abstract Lips - PVC Dome Umbrella

See the way ahead with the Abstract Lips Birdcage PVC Dome Umbrella featuring an iconic design by Lulu Guinness. This is a domed umbrella to cover head and shoulders manufactured by Fulton Umbrellas. Dainty purple gloss plastic and chrome metal handle. Purple trim. Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing. Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking. Manual frame, 8 ribs. Features a new improved fibreglass frame for added strength and durability. Glossy red crook handle.
  • Manual opening, fibreglass frame, 8 ribs
  • Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing
  • Purple gloss plastic and chrome metal handle
  • Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking
  • Length including handle 95cm
  • Span when open approx 79cm
  • Weight 485g
Created On  24 Oct 2016 14:52  -  Permalink