What is a Chandlers

What is a Chandlers?

Chandler's Meaning

A chandlery was originally the making of candles and other related products using tallow, namely animal fats. As long ago as 1300, there was a Tallow Chandlers Company formed to regulate these activities. In medieval wealthy households, the "Chandler" became responsible for wax and candles, as well as the stock rooms where the candles were made and stored. This "Chandlery" was often a part of the household kitchen, and only in wealthy and larger households did it exist as a separate office.

Modern Day Candle Chandler

Chandler's Shop

We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Our soy wax candles, diffuser base and fragrance oils are cruelty free and vegan. In addition to our signature range of candles, we now have Candles in a Tin and the luxurious 3-wick candles. Infused in nostalgic, evocative premium high-grade natural fragrances that can calm, energise or uplift.


Candle Chandler - handmade candles, wax melts and tealights all made with soy wax
What is a Chandler? We are a modern Candle Chandler, a maker and seller of candles. Available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...




History of the Word Chandler

The word Chandler appears to originally come from the Latin word, "Chandela" meaning candles. This was imported into the French word, Chandelle and subsequently the word Chandelier, a large, decorative hanging light with branches for several candles and later for light bulbs. In Middle English this French word was brought into English and a "Chandler" became a seller or maker of candles.

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Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words,   NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

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