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The History of Brella

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Brella has a long history providing quality fabrics to the external blinds and awnings market for over 60 years.

The rich tapestry of Brella’s awning fabric inception is begins in the 1940s by a group of fabricators and the owners of two large weaving and finishing mills with the objective of promoting industry standards and ethics, lobbying Government and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas.

Brella Classic Canvas Collection
Brella Classic Canvas Range

In World War II the business painted camouflage onto canvas to cover and disguise buildings at Exhibition Gardens in Melbourne. Over the years Brella progressed, innovated, developed and created new technologies and methods to effectively paint canvas. After the war ended, so did the demand for camouflaged canvas. It was at this point when Brella pivoted. They used they innovative paint application and technologies to adapt the application to residential and commercial outdoor awning fabrics.

Shortly after, they pioneered a new sun protection product for Australian windows which has stood the test of time and is a staple in the Australian residential awning landscape. The Brella brand was born, and 60 years later they are known as one of Australia’s premier awning fabric suppliers.

The story of how Brella started, survived a war then successfully pivoted into something new and untried, and as a result has seen longevity, growth, evolution and deservedly gained credibility and an unrivalled reputation is a remarkable journey from history through to today.

Brella is now most famously known for their distinctive traditional range of classic awning fabric featuring striped canvas, as well as solid colour canvas all while offering maximum blackout sun protection.

The history of Brella clearly shows their keen eye for innovation and supplying a market with quality outdoor awning fabrics with an extensive colour.

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