The term “Parasol” comes from the Latin “Para” for shelter or shield and “sol”, which means sun.
A parasol is a device designed to keep the user out of the sunlight, and variations on it have been used for thousands of years, especially in hot countries. The term “umbrella” is also technically correct for a parasol, although in common usage a parasol has come to imply protection from the sun, while an umbrella shelters someone from rain. Both devices are built along a similar principle, with a long central shaft that holds supporting spokes, which are covered with a network of material that can be easily colapsed for portability.
Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and are often used with patio tables, outdoor furniture or on the beach for shelter from the sun.
The Tradewinds parasol has been designed to cater for the hotel, bar, restaurant, retail, and corporate requirements, and will enhance any outside area, blending style with strength.
» Scientifically designed escape air vents ensures that the parasol stays standing in windy conditions and strengthens the parasol against wind damage.
» Stainless steel fittings are used throughout for added strength and easy repair.
» Hand-crafted Eucalyptus hardwood, chosen for strength, durability and aesthetic appeal.
» All parts are replaceable ensuring a long life product – i.e if one strut should break through misuse or neglect, it is simply and cheaply replaced.
» The canvas is water repellent, fully shrunk and mould protected and can be removed for cleaning. If necessary, the canvas can be replaced thereby eliminating the expense of replacing the entire unit.
» The canvas pockets and air vents are PVC reinforced for extra strength.
» Company logos can be printed onto the canvas for a stylish marketing promotional tool.
» The starlight parasol incorporates an elegant yet practical lighting system, designed to remain in place regardless of whether the parasol is fully extended or folded down.
» It is most important that you known that our Tradewinds parasol is designed and manufactured to the standards of superlative quality, durability and time-less elegance.