Inside Out March issue feature

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Inside Out: Playful Peach Buck and Bear umbrella

Really excited to have our Playful Peach, Room for Two umbrella featured in this months Inside Out magazine. We are featured among some beautiful umbrella stands, such a great way to make sure your most practical accessory shines and is easy to find. See full feature here.

Buck and Bear umbrellas March Insider Out mangazine

Thanks Inside Out and Natalie Johnson for thinking of us. xxx

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Australia's last umbrella maker

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Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to visit Alicia at Mora-Igra umbrellas. She is the very last umbrella maker remaining in Australia. Not only does she make umbrellas, they are bespoke and made from beautiful materials from around the world (France, Germany, UK and Japan).

Her story is a great one. For over thirty years she was the nanny and then floor manager at Igra umbrellas in Sydney. A business that changed the umbrella market in Australia. Igra introduced umbrellas that weren't just black, they had detailed handles, frills and were in a range of colours. The business traded until the 1980's.

After the passing of the owner Alicia took over the stock and brand, later moving to Brisbane. She carries on the craft of umbrella making in her Brisbane showroom today.

We found one of the original umbrella sleeves with the Igra logo and couldn't resist taking a picture, it was refined, fun and just perfect.

Mora Igra logo

Alicia has been featured in many magazines, a great testament to her craft. 

On our visit we were very lucky to have found some vintage Liberty of London double-canopy umbrellas and vintage silk Fox umbrellas. There was so much to see, I would have loved to be local to Brisbane so we could learn much more.

Mora Igra Australian umbrella maker

Photographer and stylist Marnie Hawson has a lovely post on her with more beautiful photos, do check it out - An Honest Trade

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Weekend packing list

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We are so delighted to share our weekend packing list with you. Perfect for those last minute trips away. Never shall I forget my phone charger again!

xxx buck and bear

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One for the mothers

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We really enjoyed this year sharing some special memories for mothers day. Becoming a mama is eye opening, I only really understood how much love my parents must have had for me when my own little girl came into the world.

There are so many untold amazing things our mothers have done to make us the amazing people we are today. My mama was super busy, but always happy and smiling. She taught me the power of doing. To all the mamma's we say a big thank you! 

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Birthday Giveaway

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We had such fun for our one month birthday giveaway. We asked our followers to let us know their perfect match of clothing or accessory for each of our classic range of umbrellas.

Some of our favourite matches:

  • Ruby Red with blue skinny jeans
  • Might Navy with tan heels
  • Apple Green with soft pink top and trench
  • Midnight Black with grey wool cape

After our four days of fun our winning entrant was drawn and sent our handcrafted Apple Green, Room for Two umbrella. Looking forward to our next chance to hear from everyone. xxx Buck and Bear

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