Sunday, February 3, 2008

Handmade Candles by Brandywine Design

Cradle to Candle ©

A New Line of Upcycled Candles

I am thrilled to share with you Brandywine Design’s new series of beautifully handcrafted upcycled candles: 
Cradle to Candle ©
Named in honor of the book ‘Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things,’ these candles would most assuredly make the authors proud. Written by William McDonough & Michael Braungart, this book documents the introduction of the very term upcycled. 

The authors, an architect and a scientist, put forth the principle known as cradle to cradle, whereby materials are immediately reused or recycled when they no longer fulfill their original function. Material thus never ends up as garbage but, as in nature, is endlessly reused. “Part social history, part green business primer, part design manual, the book makes plain that the re-invention of human industry is not only within our grasp, it is our best hope for a future of sustaining prosperity." Click here for more information on this book.
Upcycling containers is what makes the Cradle to Candle © series by Brandywine Design so uniquely special. By reusing containers, Brandywine Design is essentially doing its part to make a small reduction in landfill. And because these candles are made from all-natural wax, once the candle is spent, the containers can easily be cleaned and reused by washing with hot soapy water.

Each scented candle in the Cradle to Candle © series is hand poured into a reused glass container, commonly found in American households, with a special message or design making these candles a great meaningful gift and just in time for Valentine’s Day!