Established in 1868 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Mr Thomas Fox opened a shop in Fore Street in the City of London (later becoming London Wall after the bombing during World War Two when the roads were rebuilt) making and selling umbrellas.
Fox Umbrellas are proud to be a traditional British manufacturer, keeping to the principles and high standard of craftsmanship that has continued since Fox Umbrellas was founded in 1868.
Globally renowned customers are Alfred Dunhill, T M Lewin, Fortnum & Mason, Hackett, Harrods, Turnbull & Asser, Ralph Lauren in the UK, Mitsukoshi, Isetan, Sogo and Tomorrowland in Japan, Paul Stuart, Rain or Shine, Bloomingdale, Barneys in New York and many others all over the world.
We have also supplied to the English and Japanese Royal families, also the late President of the USA J.F. Kennedy. We also make for film companies, television and stage, notably the John Steed umbrella in the Avengers, all the umbrellas in the film 'Around the World in 80 Days' starring Jackie Chan and the special umbrella for Suzanne Shaw in the TV programme 'Dancing on Ice'.
The process of making Fox Umbrellas has changed very little. To obtain the high quality that we require and our customers have come to expect it is still necessary to rely on the skill of hand workers rather than machines and today the quality and attention to detail are still the hallmark of a Fox Umbrella.