Made in the Shade was established by Eliza Foster in 1980, and celebrates 36 years of industry-leading handcrafted timber and canvas umbrellas.

Our factory in Seaford, Victoria still produces every single umbrella by hand, with all materials sourced and manufactured locally. This traditional approach to handcrafted quality is the reason Made in the Shade enjoys a reputation for supplying a superior product to the world market. Our products are specified for commercial applications by architects, designers, and landscapers because they have confidence in the quality and 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.