Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could smell the fragrance before you choose your Charlotte Rhys products?
Well, you can, just visit our store in Knysna.
The Charlotte Rhys product range is one of those wholesome South African brands that everyone knows and loves. It stands out with the essence of quality and class the name instils in everyone. It is a new Metelerkamps favourite as we have recently started stocking the range. We have already grown to love it sitting on our shelves, looking “oh-so-Chanel” with its classic black and white packaging, as well as watching it fly off the shelves.
The Charlotte Rhys Story
Charlotte Rhys has been going since 1999 and was founded by Janet Rhys & Shaun McDermott. They started off with only one product, Eau de Linge, a scented linen water. Their hope was to produce a range of international standard Body, Bath & Home products that would stand out in the South African market. They decided to name the business after Janet’s grandmother to add an element of timelessness to the brand.
They started in Rhys’ dining room, then a garage and later a rented factory. They were then joined by Mbelelo Belabana, Rhys’ gardener, who went on to become the manufacturing supervisor. In 2004 they bought a property and built their own factory.
“Our big break came in 2002 when we secured our first customer in the hospitality industry, the Cape Grace. Today many hotels and guesthouses use our products as gifts for their guests. Our customers are people who have received the products as a gift and then become loyal users.” – Janet Rhys
Available to you
Today they have over 100 top quality products, available in over 80 stores in Africa and now available overseas as well. Many guesthouses and hotels feature the brand. Each range is available in the most irresistible fragrances, my personal favourite is Pomegranate. The Expedition travel kit is the ideal gift with all the luxury necessities for someone who loves being in the bush. Spoil yourself with a pillow spray or body scrub, or pick out the perfect gift for a host. We also stock their hospitality range.
They are not only committed to quality but also to fair trade and being eco-friendly. They believe in having luxury but with a conscience. Their products are manufactured up to the highest standards being cruelty-free, green & sustainable.
“We strive to utilise ingredients and packaging which are environmentally friendly, South African in origin and sourced from sustainable resources”.
They set a new standard for body, bath & home products in the country, just as they set out to do. Their dream was achieved after hard work developing the products, utilising quality control & the finest ingredients. And let’s certainly not forget the elegant packaging.
We are excited to broaden our range of Charlotte Rhys stock and to continue to hear how much our customers love these products. A lovely selection of the range is available at Metelerkamps as well as online here