Candles with a purpose
We make environmentally sustainable candles that help feed the hungry people of Athens, Ga., plant trees, support local art, & promote sustainability. Check out the About Us page and scroll down for more info.
For the planet, for the people.
All of our candles are made with 100% soy wax, fragrances infused with essential oils, and wood wicks. Soy wax is made from soy beans which is a safer and a more sustainable alternative to paraffin wax, which is sourced from fossil fuels. The fragrances infused with essential oils bring a calming aroma into any room. Finally, our wood wicks crackle when they burn, are sourced from sustainable lumber mills, and for every $100 worth of wicks we buy there's a tree planted.
We partner with Athens PBJs, a local homeless organization to help feed our hungry friends of Athens. A portion of every candle's profits goes to PBJs to buy their leftover cans and upcycle the containers. This helps fund the purchase of more cans and therefore food for others.
Supporting Local Art
With every purchase of a Ceramic Candle you're helping fund local ceramists in Athens, while also also being sustainable. Matt Mewbourne, Founder, and Mia Hall, Ceramist Major at UGA, throw every pot by hand at local studios in town. Every part of the process from balling up the clay and throwing it on the wheel to glazing the pieces and pouring the wax is made by hand.
Matt is the head ceramist and chandler. He is currently majoring in Sports Medicine at the University of Georgia. He loves to make things with his hands and serve others in need. He's also an avid hiker, roadtripper and wishes he was in Colorado on a daily basis.
Kayley grew up in Lexington but Georgia is her home. She currently works at a marketing firm in Athens and is also a professional photographer. Kayley loves being outdoors and showing people their beauty with her photography.
Camden is the type of guy you want as a friend. He's loyal and knows how to honor people well (you know this if he's wished you a happy birthday). He just graduated from UGA with a degree in Marketing and will be moving to Birmingham this summer to begin working with TTI.