Andrea Kleinman-Parker is a survivor of congestive heart failure and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, literally a big heart! She started Big Heart Candle Company in Plano, TX to give back to the heart health community.
10% of all profits go to the American Heart Association in an effort to fund the research and education of all things heart related!
Southern California Malibu Apothecary founder Claire Ellis started her “mission-based candle company that crafts cleaner candles for a cleaner Earth", inspired by her love for travel and beaches.
In addition to supporting coastal conservation, 20% of their Iridescent Pink Candle sales goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!
Taylor Graustein founded Benefiscent in Winston-Salem, NC in honor of her mom’s 7-year battle with brain cancer. Her mission is everything we think of in a socially impactful business:
“We envision a world without cancer and we believe that every consumer has the power to change the world with socially responsible purchases. Our mission is to create consciously-made candles that spark joy and inspire hope. In doing so, raising awareness and funds for cancer research."
20% of all profits goes to cancer research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
What is an “economic equity movement forged in the spirit of sisterhood disguised as a luxury candle-making studio"? It's Hummingbird Candle Co. a Black-owned, Women-owned, fair wage and eco-friendly small business founded by Tianna Dean in Asheville and Fayetteville, NC!
As part of their activism, they've given back to organizations like GirlTREK:
“We are a campaign to heal intergenerational trauma, fight systemic racism and transform Black lives. As women organize walking teams, they also mobilize community members to support advocacy efforts and lead a Civil Rights-inspired health movement."
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