About Us

Penny & Drum is the brain-child of Bermudian Ilona Perry. Ms. Perry is a filmmaker, and an award-winning vegan cookbook author in addition to being an entrepreneur.

The name Penny and Drum is a direct acknowledgement of her home country of Bermuda and personal values of encouraging individuality and inspiration. The penny is a nod to the hog penny distinctive to the island. The drum is a reference to the saying, ‘dancing to the beat of your own drum’.

These products are hand made in her Los Angeles studio where Ms. Perry and her husband, Bayard Outerbridge, the film producer, split their time between California and Bermuda. Penny & Drum candles are made from eco-friendly and vegan materials. All shipments are carbon neutral and all items are made only with recycled or recyclable materials. In keeping with the ethical mantra of "Be the Light" by helping create change, a tree is planted with every purchase and an additional 10% of all profits go to Girls, Inc. to fund fulfilling and life-altering experiences to young girls at risk.