About East of India...
East of India was started in England by John Ayris and Anne Spratling in 1991. John had travelled extensively while Anne had studied fashion and textile design at Canterbury Art College. On a trip through Asia in the early nineties they met a talented man who had a beautiful wooden pig for sale, hand carved from a tree he had grown himself. They bought the pig and several other pieces and took them home as gifts for friends and family. The gifts were so well received and demand for them so great, they decided to start their own business introducing these beautiful handmade goods to the UK — and East of India was born. A small range of products was developed and their first consignment was brought to the UK and distributed to local shops, many of whom are still their customers.
Today, all East of India products continue to be designed with love and care at their studio in Folkestone, England. They have developed some wonderful resources to help craft their designs using traditional skills passed down through the generations. In fact, today East of India supports not only that original talented man but his family and friends. It’s the skills of these craftsman and others that give East of India products a distinctive and unique quality. The East of India team in Folkestone has also grown and evolved, with John and Anne still at the helm responding with energy and enthusiasm to the ever changing requirements of a small business. With their support and guidance, we introduce you to this unique collection that touches people — bringing smiles and celebrating the good things in life.
Heart & Home… the art of home fragrance – naturally.
This sumptuous selection of fragrance-rich candles, wax melts and votives have been produced to fill your home with evocative scents and designed to look stylish anywhere. Whether you are creating a tranquil retreat or filling your home with the sunshine scent of citrus, there will be a fragrance to suit your every mood. We have worked alongside leading perfumers to build unique scents that have the ability to ignite your imagination as well as your senses. Long burn times and excellent fragrance throws mean that our candles will truly envelop your rooms, transforming the mood and leaving a lasting impression.
With soy wax as a central ingredient you can enjoy this gorgeous indulgence safe in the knowledge that it has its heart in nature.
Soy candles tend to last a long time
You get a clean burn
The fragrances have an intense quality