Let's be honest, there are a lot of handmade candle brands out there but what drew me to Our Lovely Goods was the effective branding, genuine feeling to the brand, their absolutely impeccable ability to create a brand identity and of course, the absolutely wonderful scents and quality of each of their products.
Ebi and Emmanuel are the founders of Our Lovely Goods, in their own words:
'Home should be a place where you can be completely at ease. Somewhere to shut the door on the stresses and pressures of the outside world, where it’s ok to wear pyjamas all day, eat cereal at the kitchen counter and call it dinner, and dance to your favourite track, loudly, on repeat.
Our Lovely Goods is an extension of us and our home. The common thread running through everything we do is our Nigerian heritage. We both come from a culture rooted in gathering family, sharing food, good music, and a laid-back approach to life. Nigeria is a big source of inspiration for us, the sensory overload of colours, textures, and the unforgettable people.'
The pair met in Scotland at a Christmas concert and now have a family with two girls. They started making skincare and candles, using the best quality and purest ingredients they could find with scents inspired by stories and memories. In their own words:
'We believe the spaces we inhabit affect how we feel and how we live. An open and generous home helps connect us to one another. Whether it’s a family house, a flat, or a room to call your own.
Making a home shouldn’t feel complicated, pressured, or expensive. It’s about belonging, sharing, welcoming, and laughing, often. That’s the wonderful thing about home, and life, it’s never perfect. A chipped handmade mug for your daily coffee, a wrinkled linen napkin, or a red wine stain on a worn wooden table, it’s the everyday details that bring a home to life.'
I am so pleased to be stocking these delicious candles - take a closer look at the collection below.
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