About Us & Our Process

Bouclé founders Ben and Louise who started the company in Hackney, London

Hi there!

We are Ben and Louise, a sustainable design duo having graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2019. During our time at university we realised our passion for hand craft and environmentally conscious design. Bouclé was founded in Hackney after combining these with our love for candles and research into holistic health!

 We hand-pour all of our eco soy wax 100% essential oil candles in our home studios in East London & Brighton using the finest natural vegan ingredients.

 

With sustainability at our core, we invested a lot of our time in sourcing renewable and recycled materials and packaging as well as blending our unique essential oil combinations to make high quality all natural home fragrance.

 

We work in our studios in Brighton & East London where we create the candles, essential oil blends and diffusers in small hand-poured batches.

During the development process we experimented endlessly with many different scent combinations and ratios - using 100% all natural essential oils. After testing the blends on family and friends we launched in 2020. It has been such an amazing experience seeing our candles head out to homes across the world and watching our small business grow.

Deciding on using soy wax for our candles was important to us as we wanted them to be completely vegan, therefore suitable for everyone as well as meeting Bouclé's ethical and sustainable requirements.

The process from start to finish is very therapeutic and we greatly enjoy the slow, methodic labour that comes with hand craft.

Within Bouclé we approach every hand crafted product we create with the same ethos. We have a selection of hand-printed lino cut cards with complementary designs to the candles which make perfect gift cards. The lino cut design, drawn and cut  by hand by us, is printed onto Zerkall printing paper which is cut & mounted onto 100% recycled card and presented in a fully recycled paper envelope. They make the perfect gift card or gift package if paired with a candle. 

 

 

Bouclé is a trading name of 'Boucle//watteau Sumpter Knits' a registered LLP owned by Ben Sumpter & Louise Watteau.

14 Wild Rose House, 3 Firwood Lane, London, RM3 0FQ 

boucle.gifts@gmail.com