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Ryan & Co Candlemakers' purpose is simply to supply a sustainable product that looks good. The Ryan & Co Candlemakers team feel they have achieved this with their recycled, hand-cut wine and beer bottles, repurposed to make gloriously fragranced candles.

Ryan & Co Candlemakers was developed on a set of values that include:
- Recycling and sustainability.
- Honest and ethical business practices.
- To sustain a safe and supportive workplace.

Ryan & Co Candlemakers have a workplace where their people can have their environmental values embedded into the business and where they feel safe and supported.

RECYCLING
Ryan & Co Candlemakers have developed a network of local businesses who have shown an overwhelming amount of support; local restaurants and sporting clubs that kindly put their bottles aside for Ryan & Co Candlemakers to collect and upcycle into their products. They feel that they are also taking small steps towards a healthier planet by returning the bottles to a productive use.

THE CANDLE
Ryan & Co Candlemakers use premium 100% soy wax, which is a vegetable-derived, natural and toxin-free base. Their fragrances are blended to produce a scent that is reminiscent of the magnificent Australian landscape and oceans. Ryan & Co Candlemakers do not use lavish unnecessary packaging, which ultimately adds waste material to landfill. Ryan & Co Candlemakers are also seeking ongoing opportunities and ideas to utilize their offcuts to further their recycling and repurposing ethic. Their aim is to make a beautiful candle for all homes with minimal impact on the environment.

Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are fully recyclable, sustainable, non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan, Australian made and employ a local team.

WHY SOY?
Soy wax is made from soybeans, and free from chemicals such as paraffin which contaminates the air you breathe. Ryan & Co Candlemakers believe that 100% soy wax is the only way to go. Here are the reasons why:
- Soy wax is cleaner burning.
- It has a beautiful silky matte finish.
- There is no black soot or smoke because it is not a petroleum product like paraffin.
- It's longer-lasting.
- It is easy to clean up if you should spill wax anywhere.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Ryan & Co Candlemakers are left with lots of wine and beer bottle halves, and they believe these could be re-used for DIY projects. There are some great ideas on Pinterest, and they are happy to provide the tops to people who would like to use them for something. They can be used in pendant lights, pottery, and in the garden.

+ Australian designed
All Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are designed in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia.

+ Australian made
All Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are made in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia.

+ Sustainable
Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are made from upcycled and recycled glass bottles and are paraffin-free. Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are made with soy wax: a non-toxic, renewable and bio-degradable, eco-friendly wax.

+ Ethical
Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are made in-house in safe working conditions. Each product is handmade in their Bunbury studio, using the highest quality skills and ethical practices possible.

+ Eco-friendly materials
Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are made from materials that are naturally derived, biodegradable and recycled. Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are encased in upcycled glass bottles and are made with soy wax: a non-toxic, renewable and bio-degradable, eco-friendly wax.

+ Vegan
No animals have been harmed in the production of Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles. No animal textiles or animal by-products are used throughout any collection.

+ Transparent
You can ask the team at Ryan & Co Candlemakers anything you want about their supply chain, practices and manufacturing processes. 

+ Recycled
Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are made from upcycled and recycled glass bottles.

Ryan & Co Candlemakers' candles are designed and made in Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia. 

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