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A French umbrella maker to add to your list of makers. (Moved from Fox Umbrella discussion) Carbon fiber or wood shafts with cabon fiber stretchers and ribs custom from a 4th generation maker in Poitiers France. They do double canopies (nice inside fabric that can contrast the canopy) or rattan "shepherds (Berger)" umbrellas with huge canopies and rattan stretchers. You can also choose your fabric from about 40 different styles. They even ship to the US and UK and speak/read English. They even made a very nice umbrella for me out of a 19th century walking cane. http://www.parapluie-artisanal.com/collection_parapluie.html The website isn't stellar but their umbrellas are.
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Mar 24, 2020
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I felt very happy while reading this site. This was a really very informative site for me. I really liked it. This was really a cordial post. Thanks a lot! wuxiaworld

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jamesdalby
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Mar 13, 2020
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It's a very nice umbrella. run 3
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Garzok
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Mar 5, 2020
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Hello, @fahnreich, @PurelySmart, I am the umbrella manufacturer in Poitiers. Thank you for your post on our factory. Here is our new website (which will soon be translated into English) : www.parapluie-artisanal.com Since 1882 in the François Family for five generations in Poitiers, we produce handmade umbrellas using quality and upmarket materials. We make sunshades, umbrellas for men, women and children. But we also produce foldable umbrellas easy to carry and straight umbrellas. We work with different fabric such as cotton, polyamide or taffeta – an exceptional polyester. Our fabric could be plain, printed or woven. We use different types of weaving such as serge or jacquard weave. All the ribs of the straight umbrellas are made of carbon fiber like the structures of kites. Even if there are high winds, your umbrella will not turn it inside out and will resist to the unpredictable forces of nature for many years. we have always made sheperd umbrellas in a traditional way. The ribs are made from rattan and they are entirely crafted by hand : https://www.parapluie-artisanal.com/parapluies/parapluie-de-berger-bleu-marine/ We are also the specialists of the English Umbrella with the Fox assembly type (see the walking stick umbrellas on our website) : https://www.parapluie-artisanal.com/parapluies/parapluie-luxe-droit-tisse-bleu/ you can use the filter on this page to select the categories of umbrellas : https://www.parapluie-artisanal.com/tous-nos-parapluies/ Once you have tried a “François Umbrella”, it would be no longer possible to use another one ! We could repair all umbrella and sunshade brands but also all parts of them such as the tips, the shafts, the ribs, the ferrules, the rivets, the springs, the handles... We could even intervene to restitch a torn fabric or we could re-cover it. We ship worldwide. Feel Free if you have any questions. With Best regards, François Frères
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Mar 7, 2019
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PurelySmart
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Jan 17, 2019
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It seems our previous thread was deleted. I was wondering if you could tell me which umbrella did you choose and how did you understand the language if it is french?
Jan 17, 2019
fahnreich
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Jan 18, 2019
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Hello, I generally just let google translate the page for me. It ends up close enough to understand. I have a number of umbrellas from them. I always purchase the carbon fiber rib and runner options (they translate as "whales" in French). I have a Market with a curved maple handle and maple shaft, a Walking Stick with a chestnut handle and maple shaft, and a Market auto open double canopy with a maple handle and a carbon fiber shaft (very nice option). I have woven fabric on each of them, I tend to choose the greys and browns. I can't recall what I paid for each but I don't believe I paid more than 180 Euro for any of them (about the price of the Fox with metal ribs and spreaders). You pretty much can't go wrong with any of the options. They are very kind and helpful as well. The son speaks and writes English so they are easy to work with through email. They ship worldwide and have a huge selection of fabrics.
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