Lily Lark Founder

“Lily-Lark originated several years ago when I worked in advertising as an Art Director/Creative Director in New York City. As a successful career woman in an industry that values youth and beauty, I was terribly afraid to look my age. I always wanted to walk around with an umbrella to protect my skin from the sun. When I started noticing other women in Manhattan beginning to do that, I was happy but also found most umbrellas uninspired and purely functional.


While strolling around a sculpture garden one day with my aunt, noticing her lovely Asian parasol, I had my aha moment! I was going to make something wonderful that would speak to today’s contemporary women of all races. After 24 months of researching and sourcing manufacturers in Asia, prototyping in the US and Thailand, finding gorgeous prints and tweaking all the details, I’m proud to present our UV Lily-Lark sun parasols to you. I hope you’ll find great joy in using them to stay your beautiful and healthy self!”

- Lisa Selwitz, CEO Lily-Lark