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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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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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


  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


 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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Porto In The Autumn


The long days of summer are now behind us, but the longing for wanderlust remains throughout the autumn and winter months. Apart from the hardened outdoor specialist, the natural option for most is to take in the cultural sights on a city break. Porto is a perfect city for the transition from the summer days…

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The San Fran Six – Must Do’s In San Francisco

The San Francisco Six at Parasol Store

Although San Francisco is only the fourth largest city in California (Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose are bigger if you are interested), in many people’s eyes it is the west coast’s most spectacular. Boasting breathtaking views and unique architecture, the city also has an abundance of must do things for anyone that visits….

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