Sun shades can take many forms, umbrellas, awnings and sails all made from a variety of materials. Some are designed to protect people from water, others from the sun and some for multipurpose. In our case the Umbrellas are designed as sun shades and for decoration. They are water resistant but their primary purpose is as a sun shade and a garden statement. They will brighten up any small or large space and become a talking point with your friends and relatives.