The Story Behind 1102
1102 Candles was born in 2018 with a simple goal in mind. We wanted to spend more time at home with our daughter, create a better future for her, and do our part to protect the planet she lives on. Isla was born on 11.02 so it didn't take long for us to come up with a name for our brand, and from there we spent countless months carefully designing a luxury product we were confident would also be sustainable.
Hand Poured in Co. Durham
1102 Candles is a small family business run by James and Becky. Our Candles and Wax Melts are hand poured by the two of us in small batches using the best soy wax and luxury fragrance oils to ensure each one is crafted to perfection.
Premium glass and gift packaging provide a luxurious look and feel, while our careful mixing and slow pours create a luxury fragrance that will fill your room until the last burn.
We use soy wax - a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil - as it has many benefits compared to paraffin wax which is derived from petroleum. Soy wax burns cooler than paraffin wax, which means that soy wax candles typically last longer, it is cleaner burning with no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants and comes from a natural renewable source.
Carefully designed with sustainability in mind
Refill - Repurpose - Recycle
Our candles are carefully designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable. We use recycled and recyclable packaging and when you have finished burning your candle, you can easily clean them out and refill them with our candle refills or repurpose them as you wish.
Reducing our carbon footprint
Plant a Tree
To help offset our carbon emissions, we have recently arranged to plant a tree for every candle purchased from our website. When you place an order, we plant a tree in your name and you'll receive an email straight away explaining how you've helped in our goal.