U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Candles​ that Give Back

Below find beautiful handmade candles and fair trade candlestick holders which are made with care and your purchase shows the artisan that you also care.

(NOTES: This is a shopping guide so prices and availability can change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount may come back to help support the mission of Change the World by How You Shop.)

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” 

They offer beautiful scented candles and votive holders

that give back.

 

Prices: $12 - $30

Give a Damn Goods
Give a Damn Goods Pumpkin Spice Candle. Candles that give back. https://giveadamngoods.com/collections/gifts-that-give-back-candles

“Partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs.” They sell beautiful fair trade beeswax candles and also kits to make your own.

Prices: $10 - $24

Azizi Life
Azizi Life fair trade beeswax sunflower candle. https://azizilife.com/products/#candles

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They offer world changing candles.

 

Prices: $12

Mercy House
Mercy House Advent Calendar and gold votive candle holder. Fair Trade. https://mercy-house.myshopify.com/search?q=candle

"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell gorgeous, high quality, fair trade candles, candle holders and lanterns.

Prices: $8 - $25

Serrv
Serrv fair trade lanterns and candle holders. https://www.serrv.org/category/s?keyword=candle

Works with Haitians "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment." They sell soy candles in colorful reusable metal pots.

Prices: $15

Elisha C.
Elisha C. soy candles. Handmade in Haiti. https://elishac.com/collections/home?sort_by=price-ascending

"Amplifying the voice of artisans around the world through retail." They offer vanilla soy candles from Thistle Farms.​

Prices: $25

Amplify Peace
Amplify Peace Vanilla Vetiver Candle - Thistle Farms.

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Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They have a beautiful selection of fair trade hand-painted candles.

(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order!)

Prices: $10 - $20

The Village Country Store
The Village Country Store painted candles. Fair trade. https://www.thevillagecountrystore.com/collections/candles

Their "primary goal is to create a fair trade marketplace for handmade home decor and jewelry." They sell cool scented soy candles that give back to trauma survivors in Rwanda.

Prices: $8

The Sparrow Studio
The Sparrow Studio scented candles. http://www.thesparrowstudio.com/home-goods/

"Into you knowing the makers, because the story matters." They offer Pioneer Valley candles.  Each candle tells a story and you can personally write to the maker of your candle!

 

Prices: $26

Made Global
Made Global Prosperity Candle. https://www.madeglobal.org/collections/home/products/pioneer-valley-candle

Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty. They offer unique marble candlestick holders.

Prices: $28 - $34

31 Bits
31 bits marble candlestick holders. Ethically handmade. https://31bits.com/search?q=candlestick

50% of their profits is given back to the country where their fair trade products are produced! They offer candles that give back in multiple scent options.

Prices: $5 - $16

Vineworks
Vineworks candles that give back. https://www.vineworks.gives/collections/gifts/candles

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On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork & creativity." They sell fair trade scented candles with beautiful holders. (I was blown away with the beautiful pottery and the beautiful story behind these!)

Prices: $12 - $30

Shop With a Mission
Shop With a Mission fair trade candles and candle holders that support the Dalit people in India. https://shopwithamission.com/search?q=candle

Their mission is "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries." They offer beautiful fair trade hurricanes to hold your candles, made in India.  Each item comes with the artisan's picture and story.

 

Prices: $21 - $30

Gifts With a Cause
Gifts With a Cause India Hurricane candle holder. Fair trade and comes with the artisan's picture and story! https://www.giftswithacause.com/Fair-Trade-Table-Toppers-s/1832.htm

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer a large selection of unique fair trade candle holders and candles.  (To look for their products in a retail location near you, click here)

Prices: $6 - $35

Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages Love Candleholder Set. Fair Trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/candleholders-candles

“Purchase a product--transform a life.” They offer beautiful candlestick holders, lanterns, candles and candle-making kits. and also wooden lanterns.

Prices: $13 - $33

Bought Beautifully
Bought Beautifully candle holders. https://boughtbeautifully.org/collections/home

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They sell fair trade scented soy candles. (I love to give these as gifts -- they smell so good!) 

Prices: $22

Amani Ya Juu
Amani Ya Juu scented soy candle. Fair trade. https://amaniafrica.org/products/amani-ya-juu-soy-candle

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