Home fragrance company House of Buckley launches first shop

House of Buckley

It has been a life-changing few years for candlemaker Caroline Buckley.

In the two years since she launched House of Buckley, she’s gone from handmaking candles in her kitchen in Stoke Newington and selling via her website and a stall on Broadway Market to opening her first shop and running candle-making workshops.

She’s one of over 20 businesses setting up shop at The Factory in Shacklewell Lane – a collection of creative local businesses in a former industrial space in Dalston.

The mother-of-two launched the business following the sudden death of her husband Stephen and after she was made redundant from her job at St John’s Ambulance. When she got in touch with TV’s Jay Blade (from The Repair Shop) to purchase a chair from his store, he was so moved by her story he’s become a trusted mentor.