Citrus & Cane is a company that was created by three diverse individuals at the southern tip of Alabama, in the historic city of Mobile. C&C is a brand that develops every day to the needs of people. We started as a mask and accessory company, but as we have grown, we have listened to our customers. With people spending more time at home, we are trending towards C&C Home with the launch of our latest hand-poured candles!
Though other generations tend to paint millennials in an idealistic light, we have built ourselves on a solid foundation. The three of us came into this journey of building Citrus & Cane in very different ways. Keep reading to learn more about the three entrepreneurs behind the brand: Megan, Richard, and Madison!
Since the age of 12 I've been a serial entrepreneur. My gramma taught me to sew at a young age, and I've had various small businesses since then from selling handmade pillows in middle school, to those fuzzy boa purses in high school, and then swimwear/dresses in college. It's such an incredible skill my gramma taught me, so when my close friend Richard (and now fellow business partner) was sewing masks for local hospitals during the initial quarantine, I knew that I could help him knock out some of the sewing.
We had a ton of old mermaid fabric from my days of selling swimwear so we made a bunch of mermaid masks and ended up selling out without even trying! Once I saw the response of supplying our community with handmade cute masks, my entrepreneurial mind started burning. How can we support our community, build a brand, and use our creative talents at the same time? Boom, Citrus & Cane was born.
Quote: “Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” -
Favorite Product: Mermaid Face Mask
Nestled in a third-story loft in the heart of downtown Mobile, my energy and love for this city comes from its people who were born to celebrate. My husband, family, and friends are my living force, and without them the person that I am today would have never been.
I started sewing masks at the start of the COVID-19 countrywide quarantine, and I began donating them to children's hospitals in Mobile and surrounding areas. When I was furloughed from my full-time job I had to start selling masks to support the donated ones to our local hospitals. From that the original idea of Citrus & Cane was formed. Born out of my love for the community, C&C started as a brand that wanted to bring a normality to masks. We launched with uniquely printed masks and exclusive sanitizers made with essential oils and love.
Quote: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill
Favorite Product: Peaceful Existence Hand Sanitizer
I am a native to Mobile and have always had a deep understanding and passion for charitable institutions and the people who keep them running. Being consciously aware of our environment and the role it plays on our society as a whole is at the forefront of my decisions. All three of us share that mentality and that keeps us, as a company, grounded and united. So though our goal is to provide our customers with quality products and an outstanding customer experience, we always operate with our moral and ethical footprint in mind. Which also explains why our inception began during a global pandemic. There was a need that Richard and Megan had the skills to fulfill.
Our monthly charity partner is The Penelope House, and they have always been a place I’ve held such respect for. If you’ve grown up in Mobile, it is a known safe haven for those who are experiencing domestic abuse. That itself is invaluable to our community, but they also provide so many other resources to women and their children so that they can move forward in their life in the healthiest and safest way possible.
Quote: “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” – Ghandi
Favorite product: 40 Hour Year Candle
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