Candlemaker Pumphrey from Pommes Frites
When I first opened Boston General Store I knew that I wanted a candle line that I could be really excited about. I didn't have the capital to buy it right away so I spent time testing different products and preparing for when I could. My requirements were: having natural beautiful smelling scents, simple and clean packaging, affordable and a great company to work with. I found that I could only find 3 out of the 4 criteria in one maker. I took my research to Pinterest and that is where I found Pommes Frites. They are dominating blogs and have a strong presence on social media. After testing samples I knew I found my match. I had to wait a few more months but I finally was able to stock a large portion of Kristen's scent lineup. In addition to an exceptional and affordable product then are one of the best companies to work with. Kristen answered a few of my questions and I was pleasantly surprised to find out she used to be a fellow Texas resident, I knew there was a reason why I liked her so much :)
Kristen: We really wanted to create a nice, handmade candle at an affordable price point - a price that allowed for the craftsmanship but one that wouldn’t make the customer scared to burn it. I burn candles every day at the office or home, and I grew up in a house where my mom burned candles all the time. I love them as an everyday luxury. Beyond that, we love that our business and our products are built by hand - we, and our employees, are creating the type of company we want to see in the world.
Kristen:We make hand poured soy candles - all of our candles are poured, labeled, packaged and shipped in our 2000 sq ft facility in downtown Los Angeles. Our approach is just to keep it simple - nothing fussy or pretentious, just a great smelling, well-made candle at a good price.
BGS: What is a typical day for you?
BGS: Do you have guiding principles when it comes to product quality?
BGS: Do you have any advice for young entrepreneurs?
BGS: Could you tell me a little about you? Who is the person behind P.F Candle Co.?