The world-renowned umbrella brand Knirps, hitherto known primarily for its pocket umbrellas, is returning to good old-fashioned values and launching the perfect product for all gentlemen who appreciate high quality, valuable materials, and artisan workmanship: the new stick umbrella line ‘S.700 Long Automatic’. The manufacturing focus for this new umbrella is on the use of naturally occurring raw materials which all meet the Öko-Tex 100 standard. For example, Italian maple wood from sustainable forestry, or iron processed into hardened steel. Numerous steps are needed in the process of bringing this premium stick umbrella into compliance with the quality demands of Knirps’ design and production team.