What a year it’s been! Though our social medias have been a little quiet this year, we’ve been incredibly busy behind the scenes, making each and every one of our shade umbrellas by hand for clients right across Australia and South East Asia. The beginning of summer is always the busiest time for us as we ramp up-to Christmas, before giving our crew a well deserved break!
All the timber for our umbrellas continues to be (sustainably) sourced hardwood from Vic Ash, before it is stained, sculpted, and constructed into one of our distinct Made in the Shade umbrellas.
Whenever possible, we will always source our hardware from local industry. In recent months we’ve said farewell to our local automotive manufacturing sector, which means less things will be built here in Australia. While we move towards a service economy, it’s vitally important that we do everything we can to help support local businesses and jobs.
We are the only true manufacturers of shade and market umbrellas in Australia, and it’s something we’re incredibly proud of. Our clients are always more than welcome to visit our factory in Seaford, Victoria, and see the manufacturing process for themselves.
McCrae in the Shade
We love nothing more than seeing photos sent in from our clients across the world! These pics came from a family in McCrae, not too far from us on the Mornington Peninsula. With their young ones keen to cool-off in the pool, our Made in the Shade umbrellas ensure they get to enjoy themselves whilst being protected from the harsh summer sun.
Even though our factory shuts down for a short period over the holiday break, we’ll still be keeping an eye on our emails. If you have any questions or need something urgently, be sure to send an enquiry through our form found here.
We wish all of our clients a wonderful Christmas and safe and happy New Year.