H.D. Cleverdon. Our name, and the name of a man beloved by our family. Grandfather and great-grandfather to the founders of this company, it’s not only his name that inspires us, but his very character and nature.
As a family man, a veteran of WWII, and a lover of adventure, his warmth and spirit run to the heart of who we are. From how we handpour our candles, to the inspirations behind our scents, H.D. Cleverdon’s influence is what drives us.
Serving as a captain in WWII, the letters he wrote home to loved ones inspire some of the names of our candles, and the ingredients in the candles themselves are drawn from his life experiences and his travels. Even our commitment to handcrafting and sustainability follows his love of nature, and of working with his hands.
The story of H.D. Cleverdon inspires our family business, and this is our way of continuing his legacy. We hope that our candles can bring you moments of happiness, reflection, meditation, and calm.
Making Our Candles
Each of our candles is carefully handcrafted by our family business, using responsibly-sourced ingredients. With each scent precisely balanced and perfected, every time we pour a candle, a lot of love gets poured in too.
Our essential and fragrance oils are phthalate-free and sourced from ethical suppliers that focus on fair trade and environmentally and socially responsible practices, and who ensure their supply chain is free from animal cruelty.
Our soy wax is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and petroleum-free, and our wicks are made from cotton and wood fibres, and contain no lead or zinc.
We even source the glass containers for our candles from suppliers that guarantee their glassware is made from up to 50% recycled material. Their classic, heavy-bottomed style was purposefully chosen so they can easily be reused as drinking glasses, or for whatever need you might have for them.
So, when we say we make our candles carefully, it’s fair to say we mean it.