Who is M&J
M&J Ethical Luxury's mission is to create products of style and beauty, while building a business that holds true to ideals of integrity and fairness to other people and to the environment as a whole. These ideals drive our entire production process — from sourcing of materials to design and production. The result is a candle range that stands among the most ethical products on the market for discerning shoppers who value high quality while maintaining a strong sense of conscious consumerism. Working with independent boutiques, spas, and select larger - though ethically-minded — retailers. M&J Ethical Luxury candles have earned a place in people’s homes and memories over the years.
In the Spring of 2019, founder Jennifer McNabb moved both her family and business to her family home in the Irish countryside. M&J Ethical luxury candles are now produced in Lough View Studios in Killinchy, County Down. Given our love and appreciation of nature, this is an ideal location for our latest adventure.
M&J Ethical Luxury is constantly discovering fantastic like-minded suppliers (all based within the UK and Europe) with solid commitments to high ethical and sustainable standards. We are proud to be part of the ever-growing community of UK businesses who are proving that quality consumer products can be made without engaging in a race to the bottom in terms of materials, production and labour standards. We recognize that products produced with sustainably and ethically-produced materials, rather than anonymously mass-produced materials from an opaque global supply chain, does cost a bit more. But with the challenges we as consumers (and as residents of this planet) face today, operating without consideration for sustainability is a luxury we can no longer afford.
M&J thical Luxury is owned by Jennifer McNabb.
Jennifer McNabb is the founding partner of M&J Ethical Luxury. Born and raised in the New England region of the USA to Northern Irish parents, Jennifer graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then moved to London to pursue a career in the fashion industry. During the 15 years she spent working as a designer in High Street fashion, Jennifer witnessed the growing influence of 'fast-fashion'. At each step along the supply chain, from retailers down to textile manufacturers, there was increasing pressure to deliver products ever more quickly and ever more cheaply. As fashion became ever more competitive and globalized, fast fashion flourished while labour and environmental standards deteriorated. Product quality suffered while inequality flourished.
Taking the old saying 'Be the change you want to see in the world' to heart, Jennifer launched M&J Ethical Luxury in 2012 in order to build a business where ethical practices and sustainability and quality are the fundamental building blocks of the bottom line. Becoming part of the ever-growing community of ethically-minded and sustainable businesses that have thrived throughout the UK over the past decade has been a particular honour.
M&J Ethical Luxury's flagship line is a unique collection of scented candles, with scents inspired by memorable life experiences and travels around the world. Studies have shown that of all our senses, scent is the most powerful memory trigger. We want to create the scents that conjure favorite memories of wonderful places and shared moments — and we hope they will do the same for you!