At Hope & Me we're always on the look out for brands that are unique and that are not stocked elsewhere, we like to bring something different to our local marketplace.
Every now and then it's the story behind the brand that gets us! This was the case when we found P.F. Candle Co. and they happen to look pretty cool too!
P.F. Candle Co. is a Los Angeles-based fragrance company owned and operated by wife and husband team Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger.
P.F. Candle Co., born Pommes Frites, was founded by Kristen in 2008. She lost her job when the recession hit, and relocated to Austin with the dream of making things by hand to pay the bills. The P.F. Candle Co. signature amber jar line was launched in 2012 after hours spent on the craft fair circuit and another cross-country move. P.F. got its big break in 2013, when the line was picked up by West Elm following an Etsy pop-up.
The demand from this big break inspired Tom to join the business full time, after years of behind the scenes help. Since 2013, P.F. has expanded from two people to a team of 43. From a studio apartment operation to globally recognized brand, P.F. is a completely bootstrapped enterprise. With no formal business degrees or experience, this company has been built by the spirit of grit, passion, DIY, with a huge help from their independent boutique partners and customers that have continued to support them along the way.
Their office and warehouse is powered by 100% renewable energy, they use eco-friendly material wherever they can, they never use bubble wrap just cardboard and kraft paper, they compost and recycle and their entire line is vegan, cruelty free, phthalate free and paraben free! Nice work P.F. Candle Co!
You can see why we liked the story behind the brand! A great addition to our range of exclusive products!