When three brothers, Collin (13), Ryan (10), and Austin Gill (8), sought out to start a business to make them extra money, giving back to their community and drawing in eco-conscious consumers was at top of their minds. Titled Frères Branchiaux, their candle and home fragrance company aims to “…help savvy, eco-conscious consumers who wants to beautify and enhance their environments with lush and unique fragrances that are non-toxic, organic affordable luxury.”
Their products are handmade with organic ingredients and materials to appeal to consumers who care for their environment and their community. With the company’s founders being passionate about both servicing the community and youth entrepreneurship, the thought of entering a market where they are underrepresented presented itself often. Frères Branchiaux is a family-run business that donates 10% of its profits to homeless shelters within the Washington, D.C. community.
As a result of their brand consistency and supportive following, the boys’ candles are on the shelves of 21 stores and boutiques. They were recently selected from a field of thousands of businesses to be sponsored by Facebook and featured in the Market at Macy’s. Their candles were featured in the Hillsdale location (San Francisco) until the end of 2018 and are now featured in the Herald Square (NYC) and Ross Park (Pittsburgh) locations until early February 2019. In addition to Macy’s, they have collaborated with retailers such as Ace Hardware and ModCloth for special events and projects.
About Frères Branchiaux
Frères Branchiaux candles and home fragrances help savvy, eco-conscious consumers who want to beautify and enhance their environments with lush and unique fragrances that are non-toxic, organic affordable luxury. Their products are made in small batches, hand poured, hand packaged, and curated with care.
The candles, room sprays, diffusers, soy melts, and soaps are the brainchild of Collin, Ryan, and Austin Gill – 3 brothers aged 13 and under who decided to create a business to earn their own money. As well as earning money, they donate 10% of their profits to area DC homeless shelters. Their motto is: Smell it, light it, love it!
For more information, visit www.freresbranchiaux.com