The Charles Farris name has always been synonymous with candle manufacturing, British Culture and craftsmanship. We 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. 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 candlemaker.
With 170 years of experience, Charles Farris has now created a range of eight luxury scented candles and reed diffusers. Working with master blenders to create unique and beautiful scents, we craft our candles using traditional techniques and high-quality ingredients. Our candles are encased in artisan, hand-finished glass.
We have benefitted from many generations of skilled candlemakers. The knowledge they have passed on has allowed Charles Farris to remain integral to the London scenery.
MAKING OF OUR CANDLES
Our factory is based the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. We still use traditional methods to make our beeswax candles, which date back to medieval times. While we have been continually refining our wax blends and ingredients, 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. Our candles are then hand-polished and checked for our high standards of quality, before being carefully wrapped for delivery.
We subscribe to the sustainability standards (environmental, social and economic) promoted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association (RWHA). 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 wicks (cotton). All of our plastics (wrapping or otherwise) are recycled or recyclable, as is the cardboard we use for packing material.
We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions wherever possible. For example, we have installed a sealed circulating system for melting wax. This 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), the Thomas Foundation, and the Air Ambulance and Fire Service (locally).