FAIRTRADE FRIDAY: CANDLES BY PROSPERITY

I’ve mentioned it before… one off favourite things about writing this blog is that is connects me with other ethical bloggers and Fair Trade brands.

This week, my friend Hannah over at Lifestyle: Justice connected me to Prosperity Candles, a World Fair Trade Organization. Last year, I searched for fair trade candles for some time, and not having found any, resorted to buying ones that are handmade. The handmade candles are a lovely option (and support the maker, here in Australia). However, they don’t hold a candle to (hehe, sorry) the candles by Prosperity. Prosperity has huge range to suit all tastes, which is designed beautifully and to do good. Buying candles is one of my favourite indulgences, and it’s even better when it helps vulnerable people and fight poverty.

This is Prosperity’s story:

“We invest in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty.  For us, candles are more than a beautiful product – they create the opportunity for families to thrive. From pillars made by Iraqi widows, to repurposed glass votives from Haiti, to unique rice bowl candles poured by refugees resettled in the U.S., every candle is handmade by a woman rebuilding her life. Each tells the story of a brighter future for us all.”

And better yet, the Prosperity range is now on SALE (my favourite four letter word) to make room for the new range.

Prosperity candles are pretty affordable in any event, so with the discount there are some seriously good bargains. Here are some of the ones I want to put around my home:

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Endless Light Centrepiece for $22.50USD (one sale from $45.00USD!)
Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency in Spain, Egypt and by Burmese refugees in the US
Where I would put it: The dining table.

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Inspiration Travel Tin $7.50USD (on sale from $15.00USD – yes, you read right)

These colour candles combine two of my favourite things: travel inspiration and inspiration quotes, and four of them are by some of my favourite ever women activists, Margaret Mead, Eleanor Roosevelt and Maya Angelou (plus more!).

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency by Burmese refugees in the US
Where I would put it: In my office (or as a gift for someone!).

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Bloom Travel Tin $10.00USD (on sale from $20.00USD!)
Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency by Burmese refugees in the US
Where I would put it: On my bedroom dresser (and filled with jewellery once the candle is burnt through).

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Peaceful Light Recycled Jar for $12.50USD (on sale from $25.00USD!)

More wicks = more light. Yay!

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency in Spain and by Burmese refugees in the US
Where I would put it: By the bath.

See how Hannah styles these candles in her home in her post on Prosperity Candles… and then hit up the website to get some of your own candles on sale!

Yours Fairly,

Ashlee

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