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We were featured in the Brighton i360 Supplier Spotlight!!

Here at BA i360 we are committed to showcasing the very best produce that local suppliers of Sussex have to offer. Our beachside gift shop specialises in beautiful and useful products that have been created in collaboration with local businesses, artists, and makers.

Each of our sustainable suppliers have a fantastic story to share behind their incredible businesses. Our gift shop stars, Sassy & Lolla, have a particularly unique story of how the brand came to be…

How it started

Lifelong friends, Sara (Sassy) and Holly (Lolla), share a love of all things gin, wine, and fragrances! But they couldn’t help but feel there was something missing from the candle-making industry. After years of friendship, they knew that they could create something special together, something better than what was currently on the market. And so, what started out as one of their usual girls-night-ins with a gin and tonic, turned into a business venture. And in January 2021, Sassy & Lolla was born.

Their mission? To create long-lasting, luxurious yet attainable scents that didn’t leave an environmental footprint.

How it’s made

“Combining a love for incredible fragrances with a love for all things Sussex, add in our passion to produce eco-friendly, plastic-free products, & you end up with the Sassy & Lolla range” – Sassy & Lolla

Sara and Holly spent many of their evenings together conceptualising their brand. They wanted to create something that encapsulated the essence of Sussex and the south coast, taking inspiration from places they had visited and the people they had met along the way.

They developed and perfected their craft through self-taught tutorials whilst working with and supporting other small businesses to create their eco-friendly, long-lasting aromas. The Sussex Chandlers use sunflower wax refined in Surrey for their candles, a vegan and eco-friendly alternative to traditional candle waxes. The packaging, designed by Sara’s daughter, is also created using biodegradable materials.

Though they wanted to create a wide variety of scents, Sara and Holly also wanted to ensure they were unique and individual to the consumer. Their candles are inspired by memories and feel that certain fragrances should take you back to special moments in your life. Fragrances such as ‘Seven Sisters’ for example, should take you back to a time when there was “sea wind in your hair & the sun shining down on you” or their ‘Night Out with the Lady Boys​’ fragrance, which takes you to the front row of the show with exotic, fruity scents. Staff favourites

We love the sweet, citrus smells from the Sussex Staycation candle, and of course, Brighton’s own BA i360 collaboration candle – it’s as fresh as a sea breeze!

What’s next

Now, Sassy & Lolla is a thriving small business with lots of exciting projects on the way. The bubbly duo creates diffusers, melts, and even car diffusers so you can be surrounded by beautiful scents – even on the move! Keep an eye out on their website for their latest news and pop into our beachside gift shop here at BA i360 to browse their divine range of quintessentially Sussex scents.

A little bit more about Sassy & Lolla

I grew up in:

Sara (aka Sassy) grew up in Hampshire &

Holly (aka Lolla) grew up in West Sussex