Cottonwick Candle Co.

by Elezebeth Gordon in Preston, England, United Kingdom

Cottonwick Candle Co.
We did it
On 29th March 2020 we successfully raised £135 with 5 supporters in 35 days

My aim is to grow and expand my eco-friendly, vegan candle brand by investing in some much needed machinery, equipment and marketing.

by Elezebeth Gordon in Preston, England, United Kingdom

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Cottonwick Candle Co.

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Hi I'm Liz, founder of Cottonwick Candle Co. I live in a small leafy village called Hutton, which is located on the peripheral boundaries of Preston, Lancashire. I make luxury handmade candles and wax melts for people who admire artisan products with a touch of simple elegance.

My Candle Journey...

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I became interested in candle making in 2019 after discovering that the majority of candles found on our high streets either contained paraffin, which is a petroleum derivative that releases toxic fumes into the air while burning, or soy which is responsible for the majority of deforestation that has occurred in South America.

This widespread destruction increases greenhouse gasses thus contributing to global warming. Furthermore, excessive soy cultivation destroys wildlife and its natural habitat, leading to the extinction of many rare plants and animals.

In light of this, I began to only use clean burning candles that contained premium ingredients and were sustainably sourced. Consequently, I couldn't help but notice premium candles also come with premium price tags! (i.e. RRP £40). This is what inspired me to create my own luxury candle brand using rapeseed wax, which is locally grown in the UK & Europe, is 100% sustainable and vegan friendly. I also incorporate recyclable materials and reusable packaging wherever possible.     

In Partnership

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I am also a proud partner of One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to global reforestation. Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time. Every £1 donated from my business helps to plant one tree.                              

How I Will Spend Your Funding

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I have completely run out of usable work and storage space at home. My house resembles something akin to the documentary 'Hoarders'  Added to this, I live alone, so I fear if anything topples over I'll be buried alive NEVER to be seen again!!! 

So it's time to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and expand my business by moving operations from my home into a workshop. Then with a clear mind (and hopefully house!) I can focus on expanding and growing my business. For the past 12 months I have done everything myself, from building my online website, product photography and branding, but there is a limit to what I can do alone; therefore I would like to outsource marketing with your help and support. 

Your pledge contributions:

  • £500 Industrial workbench and storage containers
  • £1,000 Professional candle making machinery and equipment
  • £1,000 Heavy duty shelving units and racking
  • £2,000 Website Services (optimisation, analytics, DA ranking)
  • £3,000 Branding and Marketing

As you can see my project requires a little more than what I'm currently requesting. But if I am fortunate enough to achieve 100% funding this will go a long way to helping me out.

  

Reviews & Recommendations

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Since launching my business a year ago I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. My candle making workshops won Bronze Students Choice Award by Craft Courses for bringing people in the community together.

Donate & Share

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OMG thank you if you've got this far down the page and you're still reading! Please remember to donate and share my pledge!

All my love. Mwah xoxo

www.cottonwickcandle.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Bronze Reward

One pack of luxury artisan wax melts worth RRP £12. Plus £5 gift voucher. Valid for 12 months. Redeem online.

£20 or more

Silver Reward

Luxury artisan candle worth RRP £25. Cottonwick Candle Co uses a uniquely engineered cotton ribbon wick that's specifically designed to give a wider flame, thus producing a significantly stronger scent throw and also reduces the occurrence of black soot while burning, giving a much cleaner and healthier burn.

£35 or more

Gold Reward

Two luxury artisan candles worth RRP £50. All candles are made using locally grown and sustainable rapeseed wax and finished with a delicate sprinkle of fresh rose petals and lavender buds. These eco-friendly candles also include reusable drawstring gift bags to eliminate excess packaging and needless waste.

£55 or more

Diamond Reward

Two luxury artisan candles worth RRP £50. Plus one pack of luxury wax melts worth RRP £12. Plus £5 gift voucher. Valid for 12 months. Redeem online.

£75 or more

Platinum Reward

FREE candle making workshop worth RRP £35. Plus two luxury artisan candles worth RRP £50. Plus £5 gift voucher. Valid for 12 months. Redeem online.

£100 or more

Ultimate Reward

FREE candle making workshop worth RRP £35. Plus two luxury artisan candles worth RRP £50. Plus one pack of luxury wax melts worth RRP £12. Plus £5 gift voucher. Valid for 12 months. Redeem online.

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