W + W Workshop was created from the love of simple design and natural living. They wanted to contribute to the circular economy and raise awareness about the importance of reusing, reducing unnecessary waste and recycling when possible. They started out by repurposing old wine and water glass bottles into candles. The most frequent question they got asked was ‘what do you do with the top half of the bottle?’ Well, … they couldn’t do anything with it other than recycle it. This lead them to ask themselves how they could reuse the entire old glass bottle. After nearly a year of figuring out a solution they were happy with, they found a UK manufacturer that would be able to meltdown and reform old glass into candle jars using 100% recycled glass. Water usage and waste is often a criticism of any recycled product, so they took it a step further to ensure that our production line has a closed loop water system allowing for water to get cleaned and used again with minimal waste.
Sustainability is at their core and is brought into every step from creating to disposing our products. They believe in taking the art of candle making back to basics with only two ingredients... oils and soy wax-with none of the nasties: paraffin, artificial or synthetic colours. Their candle jars are made using thick 100% recycled glass making them durable to be reused again and again once the candle has been burned.
Be a part of their 'Help Us Help Our Planet' campaign to encourage the reuse/repurpose of our candle jars as plant pots or even to grow your own food in. They want to minimise the amount ending up in landfill and we could all use a bit more green in our lives in the process!
With every online order, they donate 5% to charities and causes that are close to their hearts.
All Wax + Wick Workshop candles are hand poured in their studio by their talented team. As they are a British company, it is important for them to support other local companies by sourcing all their raw materials from UK suppliers. As they expand their product range, they are working to create eco-friendly and natural products for both your body and home.
Their founder, originally from Copenhagen, wanted to create a product that encouraged slow and simple living. The Danish word, hygge, incorporates the meaning of both living in the present and appreciating the art of simple things. It was the meaning of this word and the passion for our environment that was of the inspiration for creating W + W Workshop.