Duchess takes a shine to para­sol

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

SALES of Sun­bella para­sols sky­rock­eted af­ter the Duchess of Corn­wall Camilla Parker Bowles was spot­ted us­ing the para­sols dur­ing her re­cent visit to Perth.

The own­ers, mother-and-daugh­ter team Jil­lian In­tini and Casey Bry­den, cre­ated the stylish para­sol af­ter Mrs In­tini, a for­mer nurse, saw too many women suf­fer­ing from skin can­cer.

“We sold $5000 worth of para­sols in five days fol­low­ing the Duchess’s visit to Perth,” Mrs Bry­den said.

“We’re so thrilled that the Duchess seemed to love her Sun­bella and that she used it through­out her stay here in WA - she even had it in her hand as she boarded the jet.

“We’ve also been over­whelmed by the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity; lots of peo­ple recog­nised her para­sol as a Sun­bella and cel­e­brated the mo­ment with us via so­cial me­dia and we’re grate­ful for their sup­port.

“The whole ex­pe­ri­ence has been ex­cit­ing, af­firm­ing and hum­bling.”

The cus­tom, one-of-a-kind para­sol was de­signed specif­i­cally for the Duchess and gifted by the State.

It fea­tures a white cot­ton canopy with the high­est pos­si­ble UPF rat­ing, mean­ing it blocks more than 98 per cent of UV rays.

The suc­cess of sales comes af­ter the brand’s re­cent win of a Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence award at the Na­tional Aus­Mumpreneur Awards in Septem­ber.


Casey Bry­den and Jil­lian In­tini... sales of Sun­bella para­sols surged af­ter one was used by the Duchess of Corn­wall.

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