Every item from People collection provides 3300 litres of safe water for people in need
Positive impact is done through our collaboration with Made Blue foundation and The Water Project; non-profit organisations that fight water scarcity in developing countries.
Lack of access to safe water and proper sanitation harms health and limits the possibilities for education for millions of people. This situation is ultimately leading to a continuous cycle of poverty and sickness in developing countries. We are addressing this issue by working with Made Blue Foundation and The Water Project in providing fresh water to people less fortunate than us.
The determined work of these great organisations influences peoples life that need it the most.
Your most common questions:
How and where are your candles made?
Our candles are handmade in small workshop in Slovakia. This location gives us a possibility to source European ingredients from a geographically central position, reducing carbon footprint from excessive need of transportation within the supply chain. Candle vessels come from Vietnam on sea freight transportation, slow but most ecological alternative while giving coconut shells a new life.
What ingredients do you use?
We have sourced ingredients with care to create safe and sustainable products. All products are vegan, cruelty-free and phthalate-free to show our care for environment while creating enjoyable candle experience. Candles are made from a blend of rapeseed and sunflower wax, sourced locally from Europe. We use led-free wooden wicks, made from maple wood with no additives. Candle scents come from natural essential oils. Candle vessels are made from coconut shells, giving a new life to otherwise unusable material. Tea light holders are also handcrafted from coconut shells.
How does your Co2 neutral shipping work?
Yearly offset for deliveries is done by donations to tree planting projects.
CO2 emissions are calculated using appropriate tools that implement the methodology of EU EN16258 standard. Destination city, transport route and vehicle are taken into consideration. Each mangrove tree removes an average of 12 kg of CO2 per year according to report from Eden Reforestation projects. Calculations are always done with a 20% safety margin to be on the safe side of CO2 emissions generated and offset.
Do you use ecological packaging materials?
Packaging is from recycled materials and plastic free.
How did you decide your impact?
During creation of Candles4planet we agreed on issues that we want to stand for.
We decided to support planting trees efforts as they are essential for planet health and global warming issue.
Ocean health is another very important aspect for human, animal and planet’s wellbeing. Cleaning rivers is an efficient low-tech solution that has a big impact by generating awareness in the local communities while stopping the plastic from entering and polluting the oceans.
As the third impact choice we wanted to address the humanitarian issues that arise from the imbalance of resources. We acknowledge that only being born in a country with safe water available is a great privilege and something we have done nothing to deserve. We flush our toilets with safer and cleaner water than many people in developing countries have for their daily drink.
The charities we have chosen to support are working tirelessly for a better world; planting trees, cleaning plastic from waterways and providing safe water for people in need.
More information about organisations we support are available under the impact sections of our web page.
Handmade by us with care and intention to deliver wonderful candles to your doorstep while creating positive impact to the planet.
All candles are made from natural materials, reused coconut shells and vegetable waxes cultivated and processed in Europe.
Candles come with a positive impact; planting trees, cleaning plastic out of the waterways or providing water for people in need.