BRANDED UMBRELLA DIVISION
WHY CHOOSE OAKTHRIFT FOR YOUR CORPORATE BRANDED UMBRELLAS?
Quality umbrella printing & flexible order quantities makes Oakthrift one of the UK’s leading suppliers of logo printed Umbrellas.
Umbrellas with printed logo's and manufactured to our clients exacting specifications, Oakthrift offers bespoke branded printed umbrellas to your requirements with no fuss. Our prestigious list of blue chip customers reads like a who’s who of the top 2,000 world class companies.
Quality is extremely important to us, and all Oakthrift’s umbrellas are guaranteed by our full manufacturers no quibble lifetime warranty.
If you would like to contact us with an enquiry regarding the manufacture and supply of Corporate and Promotional umbrellas, we would be delighted to hear from you.
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Head of Branded Umbrella Division Simon Woolf says “We pride ourselves on getting it right first time.”
HISTORY OF UMBRELLAS
Derived from the Latin word Umbra, which means shade. The first umbrellas were for protection from the sun and were possibly inspired from the canopy of a tree, which would offer a cool shade from the heat of the day. The origins of the umbrella are most probably China in 11th century B.C. although ancient sculptures have been found in Nineveh, Persepolis and Thebes (Egypt) depicting the use of umbrellas.
There is also evidence of Umbrellas or Parasols being used at the same period in India. The first umbrellas were most probably a converted branch of a tree (for example giant Banana Leaves) or a hat on a stick, which gave rise to the umbrella, as we know it today.
The word Parasol was derived from the Latin words papare, which means to prepare, and sol, which means sun. Generally a parasol is now regarded as a sunshade and umbrella as a rain protector, but this distinction only evolved during the late 18th century. Before then umbrellas and parasols both offered protection against the sun, but that parasols were carried over the person it shaded rather than an umbrella, which was carried by the person it shaded. However, there is some evidence of Romans using umbrellas to protect a person from the rain, but the idea never caught on, as it was the Greeks who popularised the idea of umbrellas being used as a sunshade.
Branded Umbrella Division
The Umbrella Division is one of the UK's leading suppliers of Umbrellas, manufactured to our clients exacting specifications. Oakthrift offers Bespoke Brand and Logo Printing to your requirements with no fuss and our prestigious list of blue chip customers reads like a who's who of the top 2,000 world class companies. Quality is extremely important to us and all Oakthrift's umbrellas are guaranteed by our full manufacturers no quibble lifetime warranty.