If you are holding a Knirps umbrella, you are holding a truly unique piece. Knirps offers a number of fashionable colors and prints in a variety of sizes to suit any need. The shaft and frame are made from solid steel and aluminum, and copper rings act as bushings to keep components from grinding together. The frame is designed to easily recover from inversion and the canopy is made from a flat weave polyester that dries almost instantly. Not content to simply create one of the finest umbrellas available, Knirps has dedicated themselves to responsible manufacturing, ensuring minimal environmental impact and fair compensation and working conditions for all areas of production.