As many of us become more aware of the impact that our buying choices can have on the world at large, people are increasingly searching for more ethical products. They ask questions such as: Were the people who made this product fairly treated and paid a living wage? What is the environmental impact of this product? When I buy this, is it helping the community I live in?
When you buy an M&J Candle, you can treat yourself to a bit of luxury whilst knowing that every aspect of this candle – from the packaging to the glass that remains once your candle has burned down has been produced, designed and sourced with ethics and sustainability firmly and foremost in mind. And you can be confident that your purchase is helping to support low-impact, locally-based businesses wherever possible.
All our outer packaging is responsibly produced and certified by World Land Trust. Our boxes are printed with vegetable-based ink and covered with water-based coatings. Everything is manufactured in the UK thus reducing our carbon footprint and keeping people in the UK employed.
Each of our boxes has its carbon footprint measured and calculated and land will be purchased and presevered accordingly in endangered areas of natural forests. A key patron of the World Land Trust is Sir David Attenbrough.
To keep up the good work we have started please re-recycle the packaging when you discard the box.
M&J's scents are developed from bespoke blends of fragrances, which are created by a perfumer. Our scents are a combination of essential oils and aroma compounds. We have consciously chosen to work with an infusion of both because our research has shown that this is far more ethical and fair than the way in which many essential oils are sourced. We are able to provide a clean-burning candle by using a lead-free wick made of linen and cotton. This means that when burning your M&J Candle, the only thing you will be breathing in is a lovely fragrance.
Our wax is made from 100% rainforest safe soya. Soya wax is a renewable green resource that can be replaced at a rate comparable or faster to the rate of consumption. Better still, soya wax does not stain. This means that M&J Candles are better for your home environment as well.
The glass around each candle is made from 100% recycled glass and can be "up-cycled" and reused again as a drinking tumbler. Just as each candle is hand poured here in our Lough View Studio, each of our glass tumblers are handcrafted entirely of recycled glass – so no two are exactly alike. Just wash it out with warm soapy water after you have finished enjoying your M&J Candle.
Supporting a Local Charity
Giving something back to our community is also very important to us. We are donating £1 from each of our large candle and 50p from each of our small candle sold, to a UK based women's charity. Given that the majority of candle buyers happen to be women, we felt this was a natural partnership.
Presently, we are donating to the London based women's charity, nia which is delivering cutting edge services to end violence against women and children.
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