History

Our company has been trading under various names in the textile industry for around 100 years.

Founded by A.E. Spicer who set up a tailor and mercer (textile trading) shop in Melbourne, it was passed through the family for half a century.

In recent decades Spicer Canvas Pty Ltd has moved with the times, growing and expanding to areas including Shade Sails.

Land was purchased in West Heidelberg for a new factory which was recently constructed allowing the company to scale up to manufacture and export quality Shade Sails in much larger quantites. The company also purchased sophisticated equipment including high-frequency welding equipment and a Dingo mini-digger for onsite installation.

While other businesses in the industry operate as a “man in a van”, Spicer Canvas is capable of building and installing large and complex shade and tensile structures.

The business currently trades under the banner of 1800 Shade U, and we plan to be around for at least another 100 years.