Duchess takes a shine to parasol

Casey Bryden and Jillian Intini... sales of Sunbella parasols surged after one was used by the Duchess of Cornwall.          d441151
Duchess takes a shine to parasol
Casey Bryden and Jillian Intini... sales of Sunbella parasols surged after one was used by the Duchess of Cornwall.        d441151

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.