From the about us page:
Gabe and Amanda are the creative minds behind Lit Candle Co. Located in Austin, Texas, the pair have recently begun their venture into making quality candles that not only smell good and look nice, but also help to decrease the amount of usable glass that is trashed every day. They strive to create a quality product that prevents used glass from becoming trash by upcycling old glass bottles and glassware, giving tossed aside bottles a new life as a candle. Inside the upcycled bottle is a candle made from fine soy wax that burns smoothly and evenly, making even a small candle burn exceptionally long. Inspired by the bottles past lives, many of their candles are scented like various cocktails and other beverages. The scents used are hand-mixed, giving your candle a wonderful and unique fragrance. Lit Candle Co. is dedicated to providing beautiful and environmentally conscientious candles, and outstanding customer service.
The glass containers we use for our candles are up-cycled from reclaimed beverage bottles. Most people are unaware that 75% of recycled glass is sent to landfills after being processed. Additionally, of the 25% that does get successfully recycled, only half of that is fully recovered, while the other half is down-cycled into materials like fiberglass. By rescuing glass bottles before they are thrown away OR recycled, we are able to reduce the glass waste that enters our landfills, and even help cut down on the energy required to recycle these materials. We dont like to see discarded bottles in our rivers and landfills and we know you dont either. We rescue the glass, you get a delicious smelling candle, and peace of mind. Its win-win!
If you would like to learn more about proper glass recycling, please visit this website: earth911.com/news/2009/06/22/t…
Lit Candles are all hand made and hand poured with love in beautiful Austin, Texas.
Gabe and Amanda are also talented photographers specializing in HDR and alternative digital process photography. Check out the photos and buy some cool art prints @ www.whitehotphoenix.com.
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