The ritual of lighting a candle is small, but not insignificant. It's an act of kindness toward yourself; a little sliver of intention. Enveloping scent and flickering light can transform the energy of your environment, much like clothing can transform the energy of your body. I am fascinated with the ways we can invest in and honor ourselves through habitat, which is where the desire to create a candle originated.
Our candles were developed in collaboration with the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles. "Made by DWC" offers women the opportunity to earn income while gaining job skills and experience. Women are employed within the social enterprise and attend skill-development workshops while receiving additional employment support services. Through this innovative approach, the DWC helps women develop skills and gain the experience needed to find employment to support their transition out of homelessness.