Made in the Shade was established by Eliza Foster in 1980, and celebrates nearly four decades of industry-leading handcrafted timber and canvas umbrellas.

Our factory in Seaford (Victoria) still makes every single umbrella by hand, with all of the materials sourced from Australian suppliers. This traditional approach to handcrafted quality is the reason Made in the Shade enjoys a reputation for supplying superior umbrellas to the world market. Our products are specifically chosen by architects, designers, and landscapers, because they have confidence in the long-term quality and customer service we offer.

We are incredibly proud that we are the only company to manufacture umbrellas completely in Australia.



Our Mission Statement

To make the most beautiful shade umbrellas in the world, offer outstanding customer service,
exceed expectations, and achieve this in an environmentally sustainable way.