Brass Candle - Tuberose
Made in the United States and India
by refugee women and by metalworkers using recycled brass
Enjoy the exotic scent of tuberose. This floral-scented candle features an artisan-made brass vessel created with recycled metals. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States and artisans at Tara Projects in India.
Tuberose Brass Candle | Fair Trade | The Little Market
- Approximately 12 oz.
- 3.5" tall x 3.25" diameter
- Burn time 85 hours
- Hand-poured in small batches
- Made with: essential oils, U.S. food-grade paraffin, coconut blend wax, & a cotton wick
- GMO-free, vegan, & not tested on animals
- Handmade from recycled metal
- Handmade by artisans practicing fair trade principles in India
Tara Projects x Prosperity Candle
This handcrafted brass vessel is made from recycled metals by metalworkers in India using a time-honored technique. Tara Projects demonstrates its commitment to fair trade by providing artisans with a living wage, medical insurance, health camps, and access to essential training resources.
The candle is hand-poured in small batches by Burmese and Congolese refugee women who have resettled in Massachusetts. Prosperity Candle empowers women to rise above poverty through entrepreneurship and skill development.
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