Andie & Janette

I’M ANDIE ON THE LEFT, AND I’M JANETTE ON THE RIGHT!

HOW IT ALL STARTED…

We are often asked to explain our story about how we came to launch Evoqua, as we both come from very different career paths. Janette is from a holistic and beauty background and is a qualified aromatherapist, and Andie has had a very successful career in the corporate consultancy & creative world.

For years we have wondered about how, one day, we may be able to run a business together, but could never quite see how we could do it! Until a serendipitous moment happened when Andie’s husband was away on a long sailing adventure, we took the chance to learn a new skill and decided it should be doing something we had a shared passion for – and really there was no choice – it had to be candle-making. It was then that our flames were fanned – and Evoqua Candles was born!

WORKING TOGETHER…

As sisters, we are very close, but also very different! Blonde and brunette, blue eyes and brown, voluptuous and slender, corporate consultant and therapist …but these are just the physical signs that show we are all different. But deep down – we are very similar, and we care about the same things. We have a shared sense of humour and laugh a lot – mainly at each other and the rest of the family! We make sure we have fun wherever we are…either at a fair, trying to run an Instagram live or doing a dance with our family-maracas to ‘Burning-flame’ by the Bangles! Why do something if it isn’t fun?

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO US?

Our families are dear to us, and we are lucky to still have the ‘aged folk’ around us. Ma was a very talented abstract artist and taught the history of art, and Pops was a dedicated electrician and carpenter by trade. For many years he designed and rebuilt a small barn in France for the family to use as a holiday home called ‘La Lambruche’, and it’s these memories that inspire our work today. Thinking about it, we must have inherited some of their creative genes! They are both now very proud that we have now found space in our lives to be able to create & grow our business together!

We now couldn’t imagine doing anything else really. We spent many months creating, testing, sampling, and mindfully considering what our clients would really value. We believe we have brought a very special product to the marketplace, and one which we are extremely proud of. We have mindfully created a candle that doesn’t compromise on quality or scent and which is eco-conscious and vegan.

OUR NEW BRAND!

The pandemic-world has given us the time to reflect and look for inspiration on how to grow our business. So, we have turned to our other passion – one of Interiors – and especially finding treasures that can be reused and repurposed & pairing it with an occasional new find that is crafted with care. We want to offer clients a wider range of carefully curated home accessories that fits with our brand and values – and wherever possible made by independent artisans in the UK. Evoqua Home has been born!

And so to make it easier, we have rebranded! Evoqua is now our Brand name –  and Evoqua Home & Evoqua Candles are part of our Interiors story!

 

I’M ANDIE ON THE LEFT, AND I’M JANETTE ON THE RIGHT!

HOW IT ALL STARTED…

We are often asked to explain our story about how we came to launch Evoqua, as we both come from very different career paths. Janette is from a holistic and beauty background and is a qualified aromatherapist, and Andie has had a very successful career in the corporate consultancy & creative world.

For years we have wondered about how, one day, we may be able to run a business together, but could never quite see how we could do it! Until a serendipitous moment happened when Andie’s husband was away on a long sailing adventure, we took the chance to learn a new skill and decided it should be doing something we had a shared passion for – and really there was no choice – it had to be candle-making. It was then that our flames were fanned – and Evoqua Candles was born!

WORKING TOGETHER…

As sisters, we are very close, but also very different! Blonde and brunette, blue eyes and brown, voluptuous and slender, corporate consultant and therapist …but these are just the physical signs that show we are all different. But deep down – we are very similar, and we care about the same things. We have a shared sense of humour and laugh a lot – mainly at each other and the rest of the family! We make sure we have fun wherever we are…either at a fair, trying to run an Instagram live or doing a dance with our family-maracas to ‘Burning-flame’ by the Bangles! Why do something if it isn’t fun?

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO US?

Our families are dear to us, and we are lucky to still have the ‘aged folk’ around us. Ma was a very talented abstract artist and taught the history of art, and Pops was a dedicated electrician and carpenter by trade. For many years he designed and rebuilt a small barn in France for the family to use as a holiday home called ‘La Lambruche’, and it’s these memories that inspire our work today. Thinking about it, we must have inherited some of their creative genes! They are both now very proud that we have now found space in our lives to be able to create & grow our business together!

We now couldn’t imagine doing anything else really. We spent many months creating, testing, sampling, and mindfully considering what our clients would really value. We believe we have brought a very special product to the marketplace, and one which we are extremely proud of. We have mindfully created a candle that doesn’t compromise on quality or scent and which is eco-conscious and vegan.

OUR NEW BRAND!

The pandemic-world has given us the time to reflect and look for inspiration on how to grow our business. So, we have turned to our other passion – one of Interiors – and especially finding treasures that can be reused and repurposed & pairing it with an occasional new find that is crafted with care. We want to offer clients a wider range of carefully curated home accessories that fits with our brand and values – and wherever possible made by independent artisans in the UK. Evoqua Home has been born!

And so to make it easier, we have rebranded! Evoqua is now our Brand name –  and Evoqua Home & Evoqua Candles are part of our Interiors story!