Candelles was started in 2013 by Kelley, who had a hobby of making candles. After the business failed, and her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, she started again, hoping to raise money for her grandmother. 8 years later, Candelles has grown and is now housed in a 7000-square foot warehouse with over 150 scents and over 350 stores nationwide. All of their soy candles are eco-friendly and hand-poured in the mountains of Pennsylvania. While they are a large company, they support small, and their team comprises less than 20, mostly women.