NŌLA was founded during pregnancy with my twin daughters, Isla & Noah, when I struggled to obtain employment and sought an alternative way to provide for my family while being a stay at home mum. We launched a month before the girls were born and the brand has truly grown along side them.
Due to being pregnant while perfecting our recipes, we committed to consciously sourcing ingredients that would burn safely and cleanly in peoples homes (around little people).
ETHICS & EFFORTS
Beyond our low waste initiatives in our workshop and environmental focus, we go beyond and offset our carbon emissions. We have chosen to do so because regardless of how hard we try to be an eco-friendly business, there are unavoidable costs on Earth that many businesses refuse to acknowledge. Offsetting our carbon emissions as a small business encourages the shift towards businesses taking accountability and acting in more sustainable ways. If every business (big and small) did this, imagine!
We also donate 10% of our profits to The Neonatal Trust, a charity that means a lot to our young family. Our daughters were premature; and as challenging as this experience was, we are forever grateful to the people who helped us through this time.
We have chosen natural plant based soy wax; free from paraffin, GMO and unnatural additives which is not only a long, clean-burning candle but environmentally friendly choice. We work exclusively with phthalate-free formulated oils & all of our ingredients are vegan and cruelty-free. We work tirelessly to create premium products at an affordable price.
For us, lighting a candle is a ritualistic way to end a stressful day and create a relaxing safe space. So, we wanted to offer this ambience from a small, local and ethical business - without costing an arm & a leg!