MADE IN LOS ANGELES
P.F. Candle Co. is a Los Angeles-based home fragrance company owned and operated by Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger. We believe that fragrance is an extension of your home design, and create high-quality products with accessible price points in mind.
P.F. is a completely independent business: what started as a one-woman operation in 2008 is now an entire team designing and producing our collection under one roof in Southern California. As we grow, so does our commitment to sustainability, to our planet, and to our crew who makes it all happen. The entire P.F. collection is vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free, and all of our candles are made with 100% domestically-grown soy wax. While our production methods have improved over the years, something that hasn't changed about P.F. products is the people behind them.
Yearly, we donate a portion of our total net profits to local and national charities. We are proud to contribute to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, The Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Downtown Women’s Center. Each of these organizations represents issues we care deeply about; environmental advocacy, ending homelessness, empowering women, and fighting hunger.
Kristen’s been creating things, even candles, since a young age. She poured her first candle at the age of 12. After graduating from college, Kristen found herself at a publishing company, writing about the burgeoning maker movement. An early byproduct of the recession, Kristen lost her job in 2008 when the magazine folded. So, she did what any normal person would do: she uprooted to Austin (from New York) to start a small business. After several years scrapping together a living, the opportunity came up to relocate to California.
Tom’s background in hardcore and punk bands isn’t the normal path to running a candle company, but that background helped shape the DIY and inclusive ethos of P.F. Tom took a circuitous route to business owner: high school dropout, reluctant college grad, and eventually, Operations Director. Tom always helped behind the scenes, but when Kristen had a large PO looming on the horizon, and job opportunities were limited, Tom made a promise: if Kristen landed that PO, he’d help make all the candles. The rest is history!
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