Joan Barrington

Location – Gibsons
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Joan Barrington, owner of Barrington Brolly, turned an early fascination for personal parasols and umbrellas, and an educational background in marketing management and business administration, into a unique niche market business.

Self-taught, with an eye for detail, Joan has grown her business over the past 20 years, to one which now garners commissions from dress and costume designers from all across the United States and Canada.  Her work has appeared in Broadway plays; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and numerous theatres and living history museums, across North America.

As new adventures and horizons continue to open up for Barrington Brolly, Joan is able to keep her feet planted firmly on the ground.  “I live and create in such a beautiful location, here on the Sunshine Coast.  It keeps me balanced, and my creativity flowing, being so close to nature with all its beauty.  What more could you want?”.

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