The Charles Farris name has always been synonymous with London candle manufacturing, British Culture and craftsmanship. Steeped in a heritage that dates back to 1845, Charles Farris scented candles still use the same traditional methods from the Victorian era to make the best candles for modern day - slow-burning, long lasting and of the highest quality.
The story goes back to 1845, when Charles Farris created a brand that supplied pillar candles to some of Britain's most important buildings including Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, this historic London Company is the ultimate candle maker. Using 170 years of experience, Charles Farris has now created a range of seven premium candles and reed diffusers, specifically for use at home. Working with master blenders to create unique and beautiful scents, the candles have been crafted using traditional techniques, the highest quality ingredients and are encased in artisan hand-finished glass.
The generations of skilled candle makers passing on their knowledge have allowed Charles Farris to remain integral to the London scenery. With our flagship store standing tall in Battersea, our distinctly British strive to provide top notch products is something we are proud to uphold.
MAKING OF OUR CANDLES
Our factory is based the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. Here we still use traditional methods to make our beeswax candles which date back to medieval times. Founded in 1845, we have been continually refining the blend of wax for our candles and the quality of our ingredients, but many of our production methods remain the same. The dipping for each candle is a slow process and can take many days, but there is no other method to create tapered candles with such a beautifully smooth finish. The process is finished by each of the candles being hand-polished, checked for our high standards of quality, and carefully wrapped for delivery.
We subscribe to the sustainability standards (environmental, social and economic) promoted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association (RWHA), and we are committed to regular review and improvement, and to working with our suppliers to ensure that our raw materials (where applicable) come from sustainable sources. This includes natural waxes and our wick (cotton).
All our plastics (wrapping or otherwise) are recycled and/or recyclable, as is our cardboard used for packing material. We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions wherever possible and have, for example, installed a sealed circulating system for melting wax which has reduced our energy and water consumption significantly. Part of our profits go to charity, and in particular we support Mary's Meals (internationally); The Children's Society (nationally); and the Thomas Foundation as well as the Air Ambulance and Fire Service (locally).