SOJA & CO
Unique and original fragrances, all while prioritizing the environment and delivering top-quality products. Their handmade candles are fabricated in Montreal with 100% natural soy wax.
Their candles are certified cruelty-free, phthalate-free and are 100% vegan.
LOCAL, FIRST. All candles are designed, manufactured and shipped from Montreal. Their mission is to create a wide variety of high-quality products for your home (and your mind!) at affordable prices, while encouraging local artisans. That's why all their candles are handmade with passion - every single day! They only work with local suppliers, printers and graphic designers.
WHY SOY WAX? Candles made from this natural wax emit 90% less soot and don’t increase CO2 levels in the atmosphere when burned. In addition, soy wax is biodegradable and derived from a renewable resource.
The soy wax can be easily cleaned with a mild detergent and water (dish soap is perfect), which facilitates the cleaning and reuse of their amber jars once the candle is finished. More ideas for the reuse of glass jars can be found in the "blog" section of the website that will be created shortly.
INGREDIENTS: They use OGM-free soybeans blended with 100% vegan oils (phthalate-free) to produce a candle that burns longer, is more sustainable and leaves little or no waste in the air. The cotton wick used is of superior quality. The perfect combination of well-being with the pleasure of a non-toxic candle.
PACKAGING: They uses recycled kraft paper for shipping packages as well as high-quality cardboard boxes that can be used for more than one shipment. Feel free to reuse the boxes to pack future birthday or Christmas gifts. The labels on the candles are made of 60% recycled kraft paper.
The cardboard paper used for the handwritten notes in the packages is : 30% Post Consumer Recycled 100% Green-e certified (manufacturing paper with 100% renewable green electricity) Carbon Neutral Plus (ensures a reduction in carbon emissions and a commitment to environmental conservation). FSC certified When possible, the team uses recycled boxes to ship packages.
They recommend that the amber glass jars be recycled once your candle is finished. Simply hand-wash the jars with mild detergent and let them dry. You can then use them as a plant or cactus pot, latte/espresso mug, container for jewellery/pencils etc.
BEHIND THE COMPANY: Laurence Gaudreau-Pépin is the founder and also owns a restaurant. In love with marketing and brands, she set out with a creative project and clear vision in mind - to become the #1 destination in Canada for the manufacturing and purchasing of handmade candles, both in terms of the variety of fragrances available and the quality of products offered. With Canada's environment and economy at heart, she joined forces with a team of artists who hand-makes each candle, right here in Montreal.
Laurence is responsible for the business development, branding, online sales, as well as innovation management. For Laurence, brand reputation is a priority and she is committed to partnering with people who reflect the same vision and values.
Each fragrance is imagined and developed by the team and showcases the quality of oils used in the manufacturing of the candles.
THANK YOU for encouraging Quebec's local economy! #SOJACO