I’m over the moon to have teamed up with our pals at the Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC. I did a Christmas market there and absolutely loved the vibe and their ethos. I knew I wanted to collab and the.time.is.now!
Introducing our Smoked Wood and Leather scented candle, which has been made using fully repurposed jars, to make it our most sustainable candle yet! Available to buy here.
Here’s a little more about the Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC.
“Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC is a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to divert wood from the local waste stream through our wood recycling service, while creating employment, training and volunteering opportunities to people in the community.
The timber we collect is used to create beautiful furniture and woodwork pieces for homes, gardens and businesses, or sold on for DIY material or as firewood.
We have transformed our wood yard, a former council depot in Walker, into a sustainable, vibrant space which serves as an asset to the local community. We provide studio space to other creative businesses who share our environmental and social ethos.
If you’d like to see what our customers say about us, check out our Testimonials page.
We’re currently working with Newcastle City Council on a development plan in order to secure funding and improve our facilities, which will allow us to offer further opportunities in the community.”
The captivating wood notes of cedarwood, musk and smokey vetiver makes this candle the perfect portable fireplace.
A percentage of the profits are donated to the Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC.
You can find the candle online here, at our market stall and in the Wood Yard’s gorgeous shop.
As you probably know by now, I really try my best to avoid wastage, and sending things to landfill. Our packaging is all made from recycled materials, we use plant-based wax and we plant a tree every day top offset our itty-bitsy carbon footprint.
But I think the best way we can be kind to the environment is by REUSING – not recycling!
So we now offer discount for anybody who brings back their used candle jar (like getting a penny for every lemonade bottle you returned in the 1980s!). Don’t worry what state the jar is in. As you’ll see from the video we’ll do all the hard work and give that glass a new lease of life.
If you have a stack of old candle jars feel free to drop them off at our studio at The John Marley Centre in Newcastle, or any of our markets.