April 26, 2017
Winner of the 2017 FSMSDC Innovation Competition

Surprise! The winner of the 2017 FSMSDC Innovation Competition is not a Tech company! Umbree Rain Gear, a certified USBLN SDV-DOBE™, is an apparel and accessories manufacturer, most known for their umbrellas, ponchos, and swimwear which are designed to change colors when wet.

The Fort Lauderdale-based manufacturer won the 1st place prize of $10,000, after wowing the audience with a live demonstration and inspiring story of their company’s growth over the last four years in operation. Umbree Rain Gear is also certified by FSMSDC as a veteran-owned, minority-owned firm.

Want your own custom designed or color-changing looks? Shop Umbree’s online store at www.Umbree.com.

For B2B sales (Licensing, Re-branding:  sales@umbree.com or 1-800-456-7490


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