What does Fellowstead mean?
Our company name is our ode to ‘slow living’. A couple of years ago we realised that we were both living hectic lives that weren’t necessarily resulting in us being any happier, so we decided to shift our focus.
The brand began as a homesteading project; a conscious effort to be more creative and savour time spent with each other, friends and family.
‘Balanced and poured properly, the right blend can be incredibly evocative – there’s a whole psychology behind how smell informs our mood,’ says Simon
Why scented candles?
We wanted the brand to begin at home and candles felt like the logical first step. There is something hugely therapeutic about blending and pouring the ingredients by hand; when you get it right scent will evoke memories and emotions we associate with particular aromas.
Fragrance is an often-neglected element in the home so we’ve expanded our range to include reed diffusers.
How involved in the making process are you?
The most exciting part of starting our own business was the idea of blending the products ourselves. We’ve always felt that there’s something lovely about the tactile nature of the hand-poured, small-batch process. This spurred us on when developing our first collection; we mix and hand-pour every candle.
What makes Fellowstead different from other home-fragrance ranges?
Our ethos is ‘natural, simple products handmade with integrity’ and this drives everything we do. We use only soy wax and have developed clean, paraben-free fragrances for our reed diffusers.
We’ve also invested a lot of time in pouring techniques, which ensure our ingredients work together and burn cleanly and evenly without the need for anything else.