behind the brand…

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Founder & CEO Jacqueline L. Bradley

Founder & CEO Jacqueline L. Bradley

About The Female Founder Collective

The Female Founder Collective is a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Our mission is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to positively impact our communities, both socially and economically. The Female Founder Collective seal will recognize businesses founded, owned or led by women, and establish an outward symbol of community among WOBs. The Female Founder Collective centers on one premise: that women will change the world. Please visit for more information or follow @thefemalefoundercollective on Instagram for regular updates.


Apothenne Los Angeles is an independent candle and apothecary studio based in Los Angeles, California. Our candle collection is handcrafted with 100% non-GMO soy wax and cotton-core wicks. We use a blend of essential oils and luxurious fragrance oils. Our products are ethically produced and are free of preservatives, additives, dyes, parabens, petroleum, and phthalates. Each Apothenne Los Angeles candle is developed, hand-poured, packaged and shipped from our LA studio to you. 

This is a collection that speaks to the imaginative alchemist, the maker, the retailer and consumer who desires and deserves cleaner, artisan-focused, and luxurious candles. 

We hope to awaken your senses, evoke nostalgic memories and add a little love and light to your space. We believe in giving back to our community and inspiring change, one flame at a time.

About Apothenne Los Angeles Founder, Jacqueline Bradley

At 23 years old, Jacqueline founded her first company and has been a buyer for over 12 years. She has owned and operated multiple stores and parlayed these ventures into a subscription box service that specialized in women’s clothing, accessories, apothecary and lifestyle goods. 

Her years in the retail and wholesale world coupled with a lifelong obsession for fragrance and apothecary; led her to this passion project —now business— that she is proud to share with the world!

Philanthropy is a huge driving force for Jacqueline, often using her brand as a platform to bring awareness and funding to numerous organizations over the years. She has worked to create events that empower female makers and artists and provide them a platform to showcase and sell their wares, while spotlighting the social and economic importance of women in business.

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