About Us - The Parasoul Story - it’s a God Thing!!

“Crowds of people and no trees are no fun in the baking heat and once upon a time at a music festival, God popped an idea into our heads.”

Parasoul began when Pamela (Binky) Collier and her daughters Loulou and Clare decided it was time to bring the traditional parasol back into fashion as a way of sun protection that was both fun and functional.

After carefully sourcing their product, the girls at Parasoul Ltd began styling for the New Zealand market a fun range of plain, spotted and striped designs. Initially the idea was that parasols be used at the beach, outdoor events and music festivals as a summer umbrella. However, the popularity of the parasol as a wedding accessory has been an added bonus for the company.

The parasols are beautifully hand-made in Asia by happy and well-paid ladies (no child labour here) and the factory has recently won a Unesco craft award. 10% of the company’s profits are donated back to help a local aid organisation called “Shoulder-to-Shoulder".

Another inspiration for the girls was this still shot from an old black and white movie starring a beautiful hand-coloured parasol. We are now very much more aware of the danger of too much sun, and a parasol is a great alternative to a hat. It's time to bring the parasol back into vogue!!

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parasols for children

For fun, colourful parasols kids will love, parasoul has the perfect selection in hand made paper for the sun or waxed cotton for sun and rain.

Our brightly coloured parasols come in two different sizes for children and make a fabulous decoration in a bedroom as well as providing cover.

wedding parasols

The perfect wedding accessory - a parasol to shade both the bride and her guests from the harsh sun!
Parasols have become increasingly popular for weddings, especially those held outdoors or on a tropical island. No bride wants sunburn on her big day and our waxed cotton parasols provide cover for sun and rain as well.

2m parasol range

These are stunningly different pieces! Available in a range of fun summer spots and stripes, or in soft summer pastels, these summer umbrellas have a bamboo pole which comes apart for easy portability.

Perfect for weddings, in the garden or by the pool. Place your garden parasol in an outdoor table or choose one of our bamboo or wooden stands..

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