Supporting Local and Ethical Shopping With the Fifty Fifty Workshop
You know when you're looking for the perfect gift and you feel completely stumped? You are about to thank me because I have just solved all of your gift giving woes. The Fifty Fifty Workshop, based in Langley, BC, specializes in hand-poured candles and beautiful handmade concrete items.
I know what you're thinking. you're thinking that there are lots of candles out there. That may be true but I can almost guarantee you that other candle sellers are not giving away fifty percent of their profits to local and global charities. Yes, that's right. Fifty percent, hence the name, The Fifty Fifty Workshop.
Charities include Water for Life Initiative, which provides clean drinking water by digging wells for people in over 43 countries. International Justice Mission, which seeks to protect the most vulnerable, including the over 40 million people around the globe who are currently in slavery. They have also partnered locally with the Union Gospel Mission to help those in our own community who are battling poverty and homelessness.
Not only can you can make a difference with your purchase, you are also supporting a local company and purchasing a high quality product. Each candle is made in a small batch process "with 100% eco soy wax and phthalate free fragrance oils or essential oils" explains their website.
With delicious scents like sage and lavender, or currant and thyme, how could you go wrong? I have had the privilege of owning several of these candles and love them! The Fifty Fifty Workshop has also expanded to now creating wax melts. You can now say goodbye to open flames and use these instead.
But not only are their products and brand vision great, Ang, the person behind the brand is incredibly thoughtful and creative. She is constantly coming up with new products based on things she would want in her own home. Recently, she began creating hand poured concrete items.
"Our candles and concrete designs have all stemmed from our own home decor needs or wants. We have a space we want to fill and we trial designs until we find what we want...and then we share it with you!" explains Ang. From succulent planters, to concrete candle holders, to earrings, she has created some stunning products. With clean lines and neutral colours these "products speak to our love for simplicity and minimalist design" she says.
Personally, I love my concrete planter and my concrete earrings. I also love recommending these products for those looking for the perfect teacher's gift, Mother's Day gift, or thank you gift. They are both beautiful and thoughtful and come with a unique opportunity to give back.
Interested in getting your hands on some candles or concrete items? You can head to their website. Or shop in person at any of these locations: Hunnis, Town and Country Vintage Home, or Homeworks Etc. You can also find the Fifty Fifty Workshop at local markets and events in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley area. Check out their Instagram for the latest details of where they'll be popping up next. Thanks for stopping by and continuing to support local!