SALES of Stirling brand 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, who created the stylish parasol after Mrs Intini, a former nurse, saw too many women suffering from skin cancer said they were thrilled the Duchess loved their parasols.
“We sold $5000 worth of parasols in five days, following the Duchess’ 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 exciting 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 that features the highest possible UPF rating; meaning it blocks over 98 per cent of UV rays which made it perfect for the Perth scorcher the Duchess endured during her stay.
The success of sales comes after the brand’s recent win of a Business Excellence award at the National AusMumpreneur Awards in September.