Journey Candles

Your go to gals for all things candle related. We’re the co-founders of Journey Candles, we LOVE to travel which is why we want to to bring those memories back to life through scent.

We believe in great quality products which is why we use 100% soy wax in all of our beauties that are hand poured by ourselves (yep, honestly) so we can ensure each candle is of the highest standard until it lands on your doorstep.

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MEET Fay & Laura

How did your business begin?

We’ve been friends for over 10 years now, starting back in the UK when we met at University. We haven’t been candle making all this time, we actually decided to start the business while living together in Wellington back in 2014. We love being creative and wanted to share products we could make ourselves supporting other NZ business.

What gets you up in the morning?

This is probably where we differ. Laura is a bit of a gym-aholic and loves being active, a keen netball player and runner she’s got the exercise covered for the both of us ? She’s also the detailed one, loving the research side of business life and juggling all the numbers. If you whisper the word spreadsheet you can see her ear prick up with intrigue.
I’m most driven by being creative, a web developer by trade I love being able to work through an idea or problem and come up with something as a solution at the other side. I also play a bit of the marketing role in our business looking at how we can reach more of you lovely Kiwis.

When you're not working you are

Well, this is a tough one as Journey Candles isn’t our full time business, yet! We’re generally keen coffee lovers and we’ve been know to do a wine tasting or two on a weekend off.
When we can, we love to travel and this passion was a big motivator for us choosing the underlying theme of our business. If we’re not at work we either are, or wish we were exploring new parts of the world.

Anything else?

We’re so excited to be part of a growing community of NZ Made creators and people turning their passions into brilliant businesses.

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