However, thanks to the nearly 300 retailers throughout the United States that stock our candles, many of our customers are able to give those candles a test drive before taking one home! Without them, we are like a candle with no smell. And because we appreciate our retailers so very much, we wanted to create a segment focused on shining a light back on them!
Today, I'd like to introduce to you For Ever Green, a lush plant and gift shop located in Redlands, CA. For Ever Green is owned and operated by Brianne, who dreamed up and opened the business during the pandemic. A true boss babe!
We opened October 3rd, 2020
The idea had been floating around for a while, but really came to fruition during the pandemic. I gave it more serious consideration and research and found that it could really work and be a benefit for our local community!
Highly sought-after plants that people are looking for (for example, string of hearts or string of turtles), small-batch pottery, candles are a new addition but make a complimentary item
My personal favorite is the Hemleva x Candelles collaboration Tomato Leaf
The most fulfilling part is the interaction with our guests, helping them find the perfect plant for their space and seeing the development over time!
Quality is number one. I also like to find brands that you cannot find everywhere.
9. Do you have any new projects in the works for the future of For Ever Green?
We hope to start offering in-store classes/workshops soon and collaborating with local artists for art shows.
I’ve learned how to organize events with other local vendors which allows both of our businesses to grow.
11. What does an average day at For Ever Green consist of for you?
Daily plant maintenance (watering, trimming, assessing needs), interacting with guests and helping them pick out items/giving them advice, taking photographs to stay current on social media.
12. Do you host any community events or workshops at For Ever Green?
Not currently but hoping to in the future!
13. What has been the most challenging part of owning your own brick & mortar store?
The most challenging part has been finding work/life balance with a new business!
We are so very grateful for the opportunity to learn more about Brianne, and the drive behind For Ever Green! Be sure to follow along with them on Instagram at @for.ever.green.shop.
Is there a boutique or craft shop near you that you'd love to see our candles in? Comment below with the shop name, town they're located in, and their website/ social media handles! We'd love to reach out and help to bring Candelles to more of the small shops that are near and dear to you!