Acrylics…the Best Shade Solution!

When creating our classy sun shades, sun sails, and pavillions. Caravita will customize our acrylic fabrics based on the customers’ preferences. Let us introduce you to three of our favorite companies when it comes to  deciding the fabrics for our products.

First, we have Dickson Constant, a leading European awning fabric company, which creates “innovative textiles for your world.” Dickson has made several lines of 100% solution- dyed  acrylic  fabrics available in various patterns and colors and made to maintain unbeatable colorfastness .  The fabrics hold true to their quality with UV protectant and a Cleanguard water and stain resistant treatment allowing them to live up to their 5 year warranty.

Next, let us tell you about an Italian company we work with called Para. Para’s Tempotest fabrics are also 100% solution-dyed acrylics with a 93-98% filtering effect protecting against UV rays. Awnings and outdoor patio umbrellass made with this fabric reduce heat up to 20% for light colors, 20-30% for pastels, and over 30% for dark colors.  The fabrics have been tested for harmful substances under the International Oeko-Tex Association Confidence in Textiles, have TUV Italy certification, are treated with a HI-Clean finishing for mould and water protection, and have a Dupont Teflon  Extreme coating for solar protection. All of these components guarantee an 8 year warranty for the fabrics. 

 

Finally, we have our Sattler fabric. Sattler also makes solution-dyed acrylic fabrics, but one of its best qualities is its optional flame retardant coating called Firemaster Plus. This is ideal due to the strict fire codes that have developed in the recent years, particularly in California. It also offers  the best protection against rain and a 5 year warranty.

Relax and Recover in Emmerich on the Rhine

Our Big Ben patio umbrellas on the cafe's terrace.

On the Lower Rhine, near the Dutch border, lies the city of Emmerich (approx. 30000 inhabitants).  Tranquil bike paths, beautiful museums, and river boat tours make this small village a perfect place to relax and recover from a busy lifestyle.  Emmerich welcomes its visitors with quaint restaurants, bistros, cafes, and bars.

The city’s restaurants and cafes are distinguished by their traditional German design.  The new Caravita Big Ben patio umbrellas accents the European design on this restaurant’s terrace and overlooks the Rhine bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Germany.

Caravita Reflects Part II

Our Riviera at the I Will Reflect table during the River Dogs game.

Next Saturday, May 29th at 7:00, Caravita will be joining The Spa at the Charleston Place Hotel’s I Will Reflect campaign once again at the Charleston Battery soccer game on Daniel Island.  We have learned from this melanoma awareness campaign the importance of seeking shade and applying sunscreen to protect from the sun’s harmful UV rays, especially between the hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Come find us under our white Riviera umbrella and discover how our design along with our Dickson fabric offer maximum UV protection. Along with Little Black Book, The Spa will also be entering those who are interested in a drawing to win a complementary facial. If you would like to see one of our umbrellas up close and help promote a good cause, come join in the fun next Saturday!  

Caravita Reflects

Tonight Caravita we will be joining The Spa at the Charleston Place Hotel’s “I Will Reflect” campaign at the River Dogs game at 7:00 p.m. We will be sponsoring one of our Riviera collection’s large white umbrellas at a table with “I Will Reflect.” The “I Will Reflect” campaign has partnered with MUSC  in  attempt to promote melanoma awareness in the Charleston area. They will be selling “I Will Reflect” bracelets which glow when exposed to the sun’s UV rays, reminding their wearers to apply sunscreen and seek shade between the hours from 10a.m. and 4p.m. Caravita umbrellas’ Dickson Constant fabric is developed with a water resistant and UV protectant, ideal for protecting its owners from harmful UV rays. If you are free tonight please join us under our large white umbrella!