International Workers’ Day: Reflecting on May Day

May 01, 2013

It’s May Day.

Also known as International Workers’ Day — a celebration of the international labor movement.

Today, we’re thinking about the workers behind the products we consume. Sometimes we make good choices; buying carefully, supporting fair trade, purchasing from organizations dedicated to the livelihood of their employees. Sometimes, we don’t meet that standard.

We’ve been reflecting on the idea that change is a choice. No one person can change the world . . . not easily, at least! But little changes, made mindfully, can and will add up. Making the choice to buy a fair trade pound of coffee means a few extra dollars out of my pocket. But that little choice makes a big difference to the farmers who are paid fairly for their coffee beans.

We’re proud to be an organization that works to economically empower women. The women we work with are strong, smart, dedicated candle-makers, and today we celebrate them.

In the aftermath of the terrible factory collapse in Bangladesh, I’m taking time this May Day to be grateful, and to renew my own personal vow to purchase with purpose . . . and let all those little choices add up to big change.

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Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of
geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Cedar & Cardamom

Cedar infused with cardamom, lily and spice with seductive
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Chamomile & Sage

Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal,
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Grapefruit & White Floral

Wonderfully complex, grapefruit blended with lily, peony, geranium
and rose, with base notes of amber and musk.

Jasmine & Cypress

Crisp notes of jasmine and cypress blended with nectarine, black currant,
pink peppercorn and bergamot for a uniquely alluring scent.

Orange Blossom

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a base note of vetiver to create this delightfully elegant floral.

Pacific Ocean

Clean and buoyant, fresh ocean air atop a joyful blend of freesia,
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Sandalwood & Oakmoss

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Seasonal Holiday Scents

Blue Fir & Spice - Fragrant blue fir pine needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice evoke the spirit of the holidays.

Chai Tea - Warm and uplifting, green tea mixed with peppermint leaves, spices and hints of lemon and amber remind you of the best coffeehouse chai.


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