Klean Kanteen: A Simple Way to Reduce Single Plastic Use

Klean Kanteen are a family owned company on a mission to fundamentally help save the planet. They do this by reducing single plastic usage through creating amazing stainless-steel bottles in a variety of luscious colours from Lemon Curry to Sierra Sunset. In 2004 they were on a mission to create and introduce to the market…

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Pendleton: A Brief Intro to the Portland-based Textile Experts

After travelling to Oregon in 1863, young English weaver Thomas Kay opened his own textile mill. Fast forward to 1909 his three grandsons, Clarence, Royal and Robert Bishop opened the famous Pendleton Woolen Mills. Pendleton Woolen Mills are world-renowned for their impeccable wool blankets, clothing and accessories. Now based out of Portland, Oregon, few brands…

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Birkenstock: Classic, Comfortable and Stylish

The experts at Birkenstock have been crafting orthopaedic footwear for well over 200 years now. Passed down from generation to generation, the Birkenstock family in Germany were known as being world renowned master cobblers. The intention being to simply ensure people have healthy feet. Renowned for using eco-friendly cork soles in their shoes, they have…

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Destination Dream: Oslo, Norway

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Although travel may not be on the cards for any of us at the moment, we can still look forward to planning our next adventure. We have created our #Destinationdream feature, a weekly travel destination carefully chosen by the Parasol Store team, aiming to keep you (and us) inspired. This week’s location is the Capital…

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Patapaca: Sustainably Sourced Alpaca Socks

As Autumn slowly but surely tightens its grasp, our latest and most apt addition sees Peruvian brand, Patapaca bless both our shelves and our feet with their socks. However, there’s just one small but crucial thing different about their toe cosies – they’re made from alpaca wool. Smaller than a llama but with arguably cuter…

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Sandqvist: Swedish Simplicity at Its Finest

Sandqvist, named after the surname of founder Anton Sandqvist, was founded in Stockholm in 2004. The brand was realised because of Anton’s vision for functional and simple design, and inability to find a work bag to suit his needs. After creating a tote bag for everyday use, his work colleagues at the time liked it…

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Introducing Novesta: Sturdy Slovakian Shoes

A new addition to the footwear roster at Parasol, Novesta make some of our favourite canvas shoes on the market. Well-made, ecological, and fair priced, we thought why not give you a little background info before you delve into your new favourites. Originating from the small town ofPartizánske in the middle of Slovakia, Novesta have…

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Porter-Yoshida & Co. – Luxury Japanese Luggage

Porter-Yoshida & Co. are a brand with a rich history in bag making, and this is clear to see with the new products that have just arrived in store. They make high-quality bags suitable for every purpose and they have spent the past 80 years-or-so making sure that the quality of their bags is unparalleled….

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Halloween 2019: The Best Cities In The World

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  Halloween’s origin is a distance apart from the trick or treating and pumpkins we now associate it with. Although now the 31st October is a constant in the social calendar, Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, pronounced sow-in, during the 8th Century.   The Celtic new year began on 1st November,…

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Introducing: Karhu Cross-Country Ski Pack 2

Karhu Cross Country Ski Pack 2 at Parasol Store

Karhu’s connection with the snow takes us all the way back to Helsinki, 1916, where a small workshop turned birch into winter transport and the first Karhu ski’s were made. To celebrate the brands heritage, Karhu launch the Cross-Country Ski Pack 2. Parasol Store are lucky enough to stock two new Aria 95’s from the…

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Sebago x Pendleton: The Collaboration

Sebago x Pendleton at Parasol Store

Sebago’s love for deck shoes and Pendleton Woollen Mill’s fine craftsmanship dating back to 1863 makes a fine collaboration. Two of Parasol Store’s most loved brands have teamed up to create a new style, touching on Pendleton’s Native American roots to re-work Sebago’s original Seneca and Tatanka boots and introduce new premium wool blankets from…

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Say Aloha to Kona

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 If you picture the dream life, owning a craft brewery on Hawaii’s Big Island would not be too far away from many people’s minds. Founded in 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, Kona Brewing Company is almost exactly what you have pictured in your head. Whether you would put up…

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