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About Ivy & Wood

Ivy & Wood market stall

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Ivy & Wood is run by partners, Jess & Brad, who make all their products by hand in their north Brisbane warehouse. Jess started out making a small batch of candles in the kitchen as a hobby and gifted them to friends and family. After seeing how much they loved them, she hatched the idea of starting a business. 

So they set up a market stall, created a website and Etsy shop, and from there the business grew, until Jess quit her corporate career in 2017 and they hustled hard until Brad also joined Ivy & Wood full time in 2018. Two years later, in the midst of Covid chaos, they outgrew their garage workshop at home, and moved the business into their first warehouse, only to move again 6 months later as the business quickly outgrew the space.

The team also expanded, with warehouse staff and a wholesale account manager, and then last year, along came a tiny new member of the family, Poppy. Jess now balances parts of the business with motherhood, and Brad is the boss on the ground in the warehouse, overseeing the team and taking care of production (he’s still the chief candlemaker!). 

No matter how busy life and work gets, they still make the time to take the greyhounds and baby out every day for an afternoon family stroll.


Jess and Brad with their Greyhounds Luke and Rain 

Our Products

Ivy & Wood draws inspiration from nature, in particular, Australia's native flora. 

We collaborate with Australian artists to bring our ranges to life and showcase their talents. 

All of our products are hand poured in Clontarf (just outside of Brisbane), Australia, using only the best  ingredients:  

  • soy coconut wax
  • pure cotton wicks
  • high quality fragrance oils
  • quality glass jars with a lid to keep the dust out

Our jars are reusable as well, so once you're finished simply wash out with hot soapy water and you have a new jar to store things in!  

Jess pouring candles