More than 1 billion umbrellas are produced worldwide each year. The main reason for this is that a large part of the supply of umbrellas are of such poor quality that they break after a very short time - sometimes the first time they’re used.
In terms of mass production, the Dripdrop umbrellas are the most durable and long-lasting you can find. Our umbrellas are made with a so-called 'storm-proof construction' on the inside, making it pretty much impossible for the weather to break it. The umbrellas have also been strengthened in several key places to ensure that even the natural wear and tear from several years of usage won’t damage them. So, does this mean they won’t break? Unfortunately, no. But it does means that we deliver umbrellas that can keep you dry in the absolutely worst types of weather. It means that our products have a longer lifecycle than any comparable umbrellas out there. We’re proud of that.
Our umbrella fabrics are made from recycled plastic, so called rPET polyester, 100% post-consumer plastic. What does that mean? rPET stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or recycled PET. PET is a strong, durable and recyclable material that is used for soda bottles, water bottles and food jars. By using rPET polyester, we essentially keep these products from ending up in landfill and oceans.
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With Dripdrop, umbrellas are transformed from a product we own to a utility we access - when we need it. In the same way that people are increasingly sharing all kinds of other products, such as cars and bikes. What happens when one umbrella can be useful for more than one person? Umbrella production goes down. Instead of producing 1 billion umbrellas of mostly poor quality, we can produce fewer umbrellas of a much higher quality.