Tuesday 19 November 2019

Candle company sheds light on international expansion plans

 

Siobhan Kehoe, business development manager of Rathbornes 1488 candles. Picture: David Conachy
Siobhan Kehoe, business development manager of Rathbornes 1488 candles. Picture: David Conachy
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Rathbornes 1488, which claims to be world's oldest candle company, is expanding internationally after straying away from its original product line for churches.

Based in Blanchardstown in Dublin, the company produces 22 million church votives every year and has now has diversified into luxury candles and home fragrance.

Its luxury range of candles, reed diffusers and hand and body products has been picked up by Fenwick and Fortnum & Masons in London, Breuninger in Stuttgart and Tokyu department store in Tokyo.

Its latest product range, 'Beyond The Pale, includes 'Dublin Dusk', a black wax candle exclusively available in Brown Thomas, at €54.

"The candles are handmade using our unique blend of beeswax and essential oils with a 50-hour burn time for the four wicks, which allows you to indulge in our scents for longer," said Siobhan Kehoe, business development director at Rathbornes.

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