It all started when…

I discovered how hard our bodies have to work to process all the synthetic materials in traditionally scented candles. I couldn't bear give up the romance of an open flame in my own life, so I endeavored to find a better way and in doing so, designed a better product.

The Carnes&Co. product line MOONSTRUCK, was born with all-natural candles, designed from essential oils for each equinox and solstice with a special Eclipse blend to promote clear communications. This creamy blend of organic coconut and American-grown soy wax is hand-poured by a candle artisan in Virginia, for you, with love.

When we saw what was possible, we couldn't stop there. The line grew to include a range handmade spa products and custom laser-cut combs by Cut With Light. Between ingredient sourcing, production, design and delivery, the line supports four small business, three of them local and three of them woman-owned.

See more photos by @L/A Flicks from the March 7, 2018 launch party hosted by HEIST DC, and shop the MOONSTRUCK line.


MOONSTRUCK products are available for sale at DC’s Steadfast Supply, located at: 301 Tingey Street SE #120 (entrance on Water Street).

Steadfast Supply is a conceptual retail store with a mission. Housed in a 3,000 square ft warehouse space at The Yards located in Washington, D.C., Steadfast Supply provides a platform for independent brands and designers from around the country to share their goods and their stories with the denizens of The Yards and beyond.

Steadfast Supply’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of the local community and to the creative growth of Washington, DC at large by introducing the creative force of emerging independent brands and designers into the DC market.

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PRivate label:

Wise owl club

The Wise Owl Club, a barber shop located in Adams Morgan, reached out to request a private label line of products. Working closely with their staff, a proprietary beard balm, and two beard oils were designed especially with Wise Owl Club’s customers in mind. You can shop Balm No. 1, Oil No. 1, and Oil No. 2 when you visit Wise Owl Club for your next haircut, and if you’d a private label of your own, simply reach out!