By Cat Iannucci
We’re cracking open the inaugural Care Package to take a look at the four brands being featured and the founders who brought their ideas to life.
Taking an idea from concept to fundraising, and through the finish line of going to market is one of the most challenging and rewarding things an entrepreneur can do. Which is why we want to shine a light on the founders who breathed life into their wildest dreams and created the four incredible brands that we’re bringing to you in the first-ever Care Package. So, grab a latte, or a glass of wine, and get ready for a peek into the Fall 2020 Care Package...
The Brand: P.F. Candle Co.
The Founder: Kristen Pumphrey
For a date night, for guests arriving any minute, maybe to cover up your furry companions' less desirable qualities, there are all kinds of reasons you light candles. And P.F. Candle Co. wants to help you set the scent in your home with their lines of soy wax candles, room sprays, incense, and reed diffusers. Kristen created P.F. Candle Co. to create scents that become a part of your home design. All products are made by Kristen and Thomas’ small, L.A. based crew with 100% domestically grown soy wax. So, you can rest easy knowing that the Black Fig candle burning in the other room was made by people who care about quality and each other.
The Brand: Clevr Blends
The Founders: Hannah Mendoza & Roger Coppola
Clean for your body, clean for our planet: Those are the pillars that Hannah and Roger had in mind when they created Clevr — a line of coffees and teas elevated by adding naturally good ingredients and losing unnecessary additives. Their line of super lattes ranges from matcha packed with probiotics and sweetened with coconut cream to coffee blended with oat milk and adaptogens for a more steady energy boost. Hannah and Roger are committed to using plant-based ingredients that don’t deplete our natural resources and opting for small, responsible suppliers for every nourishing ingredient in, what’s sure to be, your new favorite energy fix.
The Brand: Graf Lantz
The Founders: Holger Graf & Daniel Lantz
Holger and Daniel, the minds behind Graf Lantz, may draw inspiration from their travels to Germany and Japan — influences seen and loved throughout their product lines — but they keep end-to-end production of all their products close to home. The L.A. based Graf Lantz factory produces lines of high-quality wool, leather, and canvas goods that range from home decor to men and women's bags. By operating their own factory, filled with craftsmen making items by-hand, they can ensure the quality of each product and oversee the sustainability efforts that are the cornerstone of their company. Holger and Daniel pride themselves on their company’s ever-evolving sustainability efforts. Efforts that begin with the 100% natural, renewable, and biodegradable materials that make up each of their products.
The Designer & Founder: Sarah Donofrio
Sarah Donofrio has brought her bright, intricate designs from the Project Runway catwalk to her namesake collections, and now into the Fall 2020 Care Package! Sarah personally creates each pattern that graces One Imaginary Girl’s loungewear and accessory lines. Her unique style creates PJ sets that will make you excited to hang at home again and face masks that marry safety and street style effortlessly.