Leung So







In the 1880s, Leung Chi-wah (also known as Leung So) primarily engaged in the buying and selling of second-hand goods and provided repair services, including umbrellas.

During that time, China predominantly used oil-paper umbrellas, which were not durable. Leung So believed that using high-quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship to make foreign-style umbrellas could enhance their durability.

Therefore, in 1885, Leung So established the first Leung So Kee Umbrella Factory on West Hui'ai Road in Guangzhou. This factory was dedicated to producing high-quality umbrellas and provided a specialized location for repairs.

The establishment of the Leung So Kee Umbrella Factory offered people a choice of more durable and quality-assured umbrellas. Leung So Kee umbrellas quickly gained popularity among customers due to their sturdy construction and durability.