Gorgeous candle business in South London
There is a new vegan candle maker on the scene and I’m thrilled to have them trading in our weekly vegan section of Venn Street Market.
Anu is the brains behind this South London business called Kera and the story behind the products is just as beautiful as the candles themselves.
Read what Anu says about her brand below:
Kera was inspired by my childhood, growing up in the beautiful state of Kerala in southern India surrounded by some of the most stunning mountains and waterfalls you’ll ever see and the best mangoes and coconuts money could buy. I grew up seeing my grandparents use natural and simple ingredients every day from our farm and create products that not only were super gorge but also produced almost zero waste. They literally made shampoo from water and hibiscus leaves.
I guess that stuck with me…especially when it came to the products I use around my home. I’m a huge fan of non-fussy, biodegradable and reusable goodies that don’t contain ingredients I can’t pronounce.That’s why all the candles I make are made from vegan soy wax and cotton wicks (none of that nasty paraffin stuff). They are handcrafted in small batches in my kitchen – much to my mother’s despair. I also use high quality essential and fragrance oils, as well as reusable jars which you can get creative with afterwards.
Each candle is named after a special place in Kerala. I hope you too can enjoy a little piece of it.
I’m in love with this brand!
Be one of the first people in London to get your hands on these exquisite candles by visiting Venn Street Market on Saturday June 1, 2019 between 10am and 4pm. This is currently your best chance to buy as the Kera online shop is still in development. Full market details here.
You should also follow Kera on Instagram.