As a small social enterprise, it’s always exciting to receive press coverage — every step of the process is fun for us. President Ted Barber and Siiri Morley of Prosperity Catalyst had a great conversation with article writer Sarah Shemkus, and it was awesome to see our candle-making process through the eyes (and lens!) of photographer Matthew Cavanaugh.
And of course, what’s most exciting is sharing our story with a new community, and hearing that people were inspired by our company’s mission. Thank you to everyone who participated in, read, shared, and enjoyed the piece!
Sai Aye joined Prosperity Candle as a candle-maker in 2015, after relocating to the U.S. from a refugee camp along the Burmese-Thai border. Over the years we've had the pleasure of getting to know Sai as a skillful candle-maker and joyful person. She's happily offered to share a glimpse into her life!
Monday, July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - a cause that is dear to our hearts. One way you can help victims of human trafficking is by purchasing products made by survivors. We love these handmade products because they celebrate each artisan's skills and creativity.
We are always on a quest to improve quality and reduce our carbon footprint for the well-being of the environment, our customers, and the women artisans pouring each candle. Here's a look at our ingredients and environmental impact.