Just in time for the holiday shopping season, local social enterprise Eleventh Candle Co. will open two new retail locations. The candle maker will set up shop in a free-standing retail kiosk at Polaris Fashion Place and at a temporary pop-up shop at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing.
The new retail locations come on the heels of a recent announcement of partnership between Eleventh Candle Co. and lifestyle coworking space COhatch which will provide the social enterprise funding, production space and synergistic opportunities. Eleventh Candle Co. currently houses its production and first retail presence at COhatch’s Madery in Worthington.
Both locations will carry the brand’s 11-scent candle collection, room sprays, cards, gifts, subscription boxes and apparel. Polaris and their flagship Madery location will also offer candle-making parties onsite for customers to DIY their own fragrances.
Eleventh Candle Co.’s mission goes beyond pouring quality candles. The business not only seeks to empower at-risk individuals through employment opportunities, but provide education and awareness of human trafficking. Its employees earn above minimum wage and receive trauma-informed counseling.
Original article by Susan Post. Continue reading at Columbus Underground.