Unique Studio Tour: P.F. Candle Co Takes us Inside their Scent-sational Factory


Photography by Grant Puckett

P.F. Candle Co., born Pommes Frites, was founded by Kristen Pumphrey in 2008. When the recession hit, Kristen lost her job and relocated to Austin with the dream of paying the bills by making things by hand. In 2012, after a variety of products, hours on the craft fair circuit, and another cross-country move, the P.F. Candle Co. signature amber jar line was launched. When demand grew her husband Tom joined fulltime and together they’ve grown the company from a second bedroom operation to globally recognized brand. Since 2013, P.F. has expanded from two people to a team of 25. With no formal business degrees or experience, this company has been built with the spirit of grit, passion, and DIY. The factory is located in Los Angeles where they design, produce, sell and ship all products.

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