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Crabtree & Evelyn Overview

Woodstock, CT
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Beauty & Personal Accessories Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Crabtree & Evelyn is a family of discerning explorers, global citizens, creators, and innovators living by 17th Century British Adventurer John Evelyn’s motto, “Explore Everything. Keep the Best.”

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  • Crabtree & Evelyn is a family of discerning explorers, global citizens, creators, and innovators living by 17th Century British Adventurer John Evelyn’s motto, “Explore Everything. Keep the Best.”

    We search for and use the finest flower, fruit and botanical ingredients from around the world to create authentic and purposeful sensorial experiences that reinvent everyday rituals and enrich lives. At Crabtree & Evelyn, we believe that even a simple moment can bring happiness – to both our customers and our employees.

    Come join the family at Crabtree & Evelyn. Let’s explore, discover, grow and cultivate together.

    Inspired by the Crabapple, from which all cultivated apple trees have derived, Crabtree & Evelyn creates premium care featuring natural ingredients. Find us in over 5,000 locations and 210 concept stores in 65+ countries, and at

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Crabtree & Evelyn – Why Work For Us?

From a small, family-run business to an international luxury brand, we’ve stayed true to our vision of transforming everyday rituals into extraordinarily pleasurable experiences.

Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey. The name Crabtree & Evelyn was inspired by John Evelyn, a 17th century botanist, and the English Crabapple tree, known for its beauty and use in home apothecary. Initially a small, family run business, the first store specialised in fine soaps sourced from around the world.

One man's passion for travel coupled with an inherent desire for natural products, set the foundation for creating an international brand renowned the world over for its fragrances, body care products, fine foods and beautifully packaged gifts.

Cyrus collected soaps and lotions made by small manufacturers around the world. What started as a vocation soon became a strong business proposition with customers delighting in the interesting and unique products available. From this one small shop selling an eclectic collection of fine soaps, Crabtree & Evelyn now has a strong retail presence in more than 65 countries including over 200 wholly owned branded retail stores. Creating the Crabtree & Evelyn brand was borne out of Cyrus' passion but he drew his inspiration from the life of John Evelyn, who was one of the first naturalists and conservationists and a visionary of his time. It was Evelyn's personal motto 'explore everything, keep the best' that resonated with Cyrus and remains at the heart of the brand today.

Meal Soaps were the first products to be launched under the Crabtree & Evelyn brand and these have evolved over the years into a range of Heritage soaps which are still available today. These conditioning and rich-lathering soaps feature unique fragrance combinations from Crabapple & Mulberry to Black Sea Mud & Seaweed. From here the product portfolio expanded to include English Flower Waters and Toilet Waters, Bath Gels and Men's Colognes. The use of natural ingredients continued with the introduction of preserves, biscuits, teas and confectionery and Crabtree & Evelyn became known for its gourmet products in beautiful, botanically inspired packaging.

Long before the 'natural' and 'wellness' movements became popular, Crabtree & Evelyn was producing ranges featuring fruit, flower and plant essences. The company continues to draw on its rich heritage and knowledge of plants and botanicals whilst embracing new discoveries.

Today the Crabtree & Evelyn product range comprises fragrances, bath and shower gels, soaps, home spa products, body lotions, hand creams and home fragrance. The ethos of the company remains, seeking out the most beneficial ingredients inspired by nature to create a range of products which make a world of difference. A blend of the very best of nature and science coupled with tradition and innovation.

Crabtree & Evelyn is world renowned for its quality fragrances, beautifully presented gifts and indulgent bath and body collections.

Our emblem, the ancient English Crabapple tree is the ancestor of every apple tree that grows on this earth today. Every single part can be harvested and used for feeding, healing or heating the human body. It inspires us in our approach to creating our products from the riches of the natural world.

We choose the best ingredients and turn them into something extraordinary.

In order to bring these riches to life for our customers in-store, we look for people who behave with; Warmth, Character, Curiosity, and Charisma

If this introduction has made you excited about the prospect of joining our team, select one of the below links to view our current Corporate and Retail opportunities.

Crabtree & Evelyn offers a rewarding work experience for all employees. We offer career planning and growth as well as a full complement of benefits, incentives, training and product discounts. Employees blossom in our culture and are proud to say they’re part of the Crabtree & Evelyn family.

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    Crabtree is going through transformation which can be challenging on an organization. I believe the energy and effort now will lead to their success in the future

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    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Crabtree & Evelyn (New York, NY) in November 2017.


    I received a call on the phone to come in for an interview. When I arrived it was one on one very private. Interview process was very smooth and quick. Employer was very nice and genuine.

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