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Karakorum

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Product Description:

Intricately designed Fair trade Gecko patterned candles. Fair trade and ethical – and the perfect gift for climbers as lizards are often a symbol of climbing.

Each candle is made from two types of wax with the external patterned wax being extremely hard. This means that as the candle burns down the middle you get a beautiful glow through the pattern. As the outer wax is so hard it holds its shape (with the 9cm pillar) and you can re-use the candle by putting a tea light or small candle inside!

Each candle in this collection has been handmade by expert candle-makers in the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland. The artisans create the candles using the ancient technique of ‘millifiore’, which was a skill perfected in Italy to create the finest glass sculptures and has been translated into use with wax. The candles are beautiful, useful and ethical and are made using high grade paraffin that is long lasting. They are also vegan and unscented.

The Process: The wax is colored by mixing pigments with hot wax which is then poured into flat sheets. Sheets are marked and cut and carefully layered according to the design. The resulting slabs are compressed, extruded and re-extruded and then sliced into thin veneers. These veneers are then taken by the candle makers and skillfully stretched over a core of pure white wax and hand made into the desired shapes.

Size
Mini Cube: Approx. 5.5cm x 5.5cm Burn time : approx. 12 hours
Mini pillar: Approx. 5.5 x 6cm Burn time: approx. 15 hours
9cm Pillar Approx. 9cm x 9cm Burn time: Approx. 45 hours (although reusable if a tea light is used)

Care Instructions:

  • Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch (0.6 cm).
  • Remove all packaging before use and place your lovely candle in a suitable container capable of containing any wax spillage.
  • Although the candle is generally self-contained, we advise using a heat resistant coaster or similar.
  • Burn your candle away from drafts and for no more than a couple of hours at a time (this prevents the hard outer wax from melting).
  • Extinguish your candle with a snuffer or the back of a metal spoon. Take care not to damage the wick.
  • Pour off any molten wax, if necessary, to enhance the flame.
  • Lean back, relax and enjoy! 😊

Shipping Information:

  • UK Royal Mail 2nd Class Shipping (small items): £3.00
  • UK Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping (small items): £3.84
  • UK DPD (large parcels): £6.50
  • Free UK Shipping for all orders from this Brand Partner over £50.00

Brand Partner Bio

Karakorum is an ethical home decor brand that focuses on creating social change one fair trade item at a time. We search the world looking for small scale artisans that create beautiful and unique handmade artisan crafts. 

Based in the small town of Stroud in the Cotswolds, we strive to support traditional crafts, small businesses and fair trade practices.

We believe in the importance of ethical practices and sustainability in all phases of our business, from sourcing, to production, through to sales and packaging.

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