Natural tea light holders sound good, but what makes these tea light holders a great organic gift idea?
Candles4planet sources these organic coconut shells from Bên Tre in Vietnam, known as the ‘’Kingdom of Coconuts’’
This location is naturally a coconut rich area because of its favourable soil and weather conditions as well as natural irrigation systems. Different waterways cross the area bringing water from the South China Sea for the coconut palm trees, reducing the need for additional watering.
These coconuts are mostly harvested for their meat and milk, then burned to make space for new harvest. But there is another solution; To upcycle these coconut shells and create an all natural gift – organic tea light holder.
These coconut tea light holders are made from organic coconuts, in a location that has naturally optimal conditions for coconut palm tree farming. We use otherwise wasted material, generate additional income for local people in rural areas and reduce the need of burning coconut shells. All this to create beautiful handcrafted tea light holders for everyone to enjoy.
This way everyone wins: from farmers, artisans and customers, all the way to the planet. This is how we believe organic gifts should be made, with the whole supply chain in mind.
The coconut shells arrive to us by sea freight, which is slow but the most ecological transport currently available. We have planted trees to offset the co2 from the transport.
We hope you enjoy this organic tea light holder. Each purchase helps the planet by planting 15 trees, while reducing the need of burning coconuts and providing income to people in rural areas.