Celebrate Summer with East London Parasol Company
East London Parasol Company creates decadent garden parasols, with fabrics, tassels and carvings in unique designs made by craftsmen and artisans in India and Indonesia. Available with decorative bases and cushions for the discerning garden enthusiasts and those wanting to liven up their gardens, patios or balconies this coming summer.
EastLondon Parasol Company’s founder, Lucy Ferguson, was inspired by her travels in Southern India. Whilst living in Kerala, Lucy saw decorative parasols used in religious celebrations and fell in love with the riotous colours she saw.
She bought her own collection of richly coloured parasols and, on her return to East London, discovered that no time in her garden was complete without one. She still works with the Kerala parasol makers. She designs a new collection each year, working with artisans and modern fabric technology to create unique parasols.
Each parasol and cushion is made by hand, using traditional handcrafts to create contemporary designs. East London Parasol Company holds a strong ethos of keeping artisans in work, creating high quality competitive goods and sustaining their craft.
Many of these processes can’t be mechanised, and if they were, the beauty and personality of the fabrics would be lost. Each design works with the limitations of hand-made fabrics to create unique pieces that machines cannot make.