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Casa Verde: The Brelli

If Rihanna didn't make umbrellas cool, The Brelli ($28-$38) mos def does. The Brelli is made from bamboo, which is sustainable and a clear, biodegradable canopy, so the entire umbrella will completely biodegrade within five years when discarded. Considering how many nylon and plastic umbrellas I lose track of, and which probably make their way to a landfill somewhere, I think this is a great idea. But, the Brelli elli elli is so chic and functional looking, the thought of it decomposing kind of makes me sad, in a way. Aside from being the world's first 100 percent biodegradable umbrella, it's probably the only umbrella I'd be able to hold onto 'cause it's so darn striking.

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tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
It doesn't rain much in Arizona...but it's cute!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like the look of it but i find the big problem with umbrellas is the wind-factor..i see so many umbrellas on the side of the road when there is a heavy wind/rain. if this works as well (or better!) than those, i'd be very impressed. i guess what i am getting at is: even if this didn't stand up to the heavy wind/rain (not many umbrellas do!) it will biodegrade!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Very pretty!
db1974 db1974 9 years
I love the umbrella, but this would never take San Francisco winds.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Love the intro to the website. Cool music and very cool umbrella.
lizrocks lizrocks 9 years
Ooh. I've been in the market for a good umbrella and I adore this one. Thanks for the link!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
It is sorta pretty, but how would this hold up in heavy rains or heavy winds???
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Very different!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Eh I'm not a fan...
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