Each decision I've made for Pretty Frank, ensures that you receive the best and most eco-friendly candles on the market.
Let's dive in and find out how.
One tree planted with every full sized or custom made candle
With every purchase from Pretty Frank, I’ll arrange for a tree to be planted in Australia. It was really important for me to plant somewhere close to home so we could help to protect local biodiversity, while creating jobs, revitalising farming and stimulating tourism.
The planting areas are spread across the apple isle, from the Eastern Tiers to the Central Highlands in Tasmania. Native trees are planted to create wildlife corridors and to help threatened native species.
Ethically and sustainably sourced soy wax
To make my candles, I’ve sourced a quality soy wax which is made with 100% natural, plant based products from the soya bean. This vegan-friendly wax is created by an Australian-owned company with a commitment to sustainability. The soy beans are farmed and sourced sustainably.
This wax is a reliable and eco-friendly product which I enjoy working with. It’s packed and shipped with minimum fuss or frill, so the packaging is easily recycled when I’ve used the wax.
I refuse to use palm wax or paraffin wax
The reason I chose soy wax for my candles is that I love to work with it, but it’s also the most eco-friendly option.
Palm oil is the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia, destroying the habitat of animals and increasing the effects of climate change. The waste water at palm oil plantations release crazy amounts of methane into the atmosphere. Methane is even more detrimental to our planet than carbon.
Paraffin wax is derived from crude oil, a non-renewable resource. Crude oil and its manufacture have caused a slew of environmental tragedies, including oil spills, damage of natural habitats and is contributing to climate change.
My products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free
Everything you can buy from Pretty Frank is completely vegan friendly.
Every product involved in making your candle is exempt from animal products and any testing on animals. The wax, the fragrance, the wick (cotton, nothing toxic!), the glue to keep that wick in place - all completely vegan.
Candles are made with single-pour technique
By making candles with one pour of wax, the fragrance at the bottom of the candle is exactly the same as the fragrance at the top. This means your candle will throw fragrance consistently for every single burn.
Choose naked or boxed to reduce your waste
When you purchase your candles online, you'll be asked if you'd like them in a box or naked.
Naked means that they'll be wrapped in a sheet of biodegradable tissue paper which can added to your compost.
If you choose boxed, your candle will come in a chic Pretty Frank box, perfect for gifting.
The glassware is perfect for reuse
The soy wax and wick tab at the bottom of the glass will come out easily with hot water. If the wick tab is stubborn, leave it in hot water then give it a prod to pry it loose.
Wipe dry and your glass will look as good as new.
Carbon neutral shipping
I will ship your order to you via a carbon neutral delivery service, either Australia Post or Sendle - the choice is yours!
Biodegradable and compostable shipping
Your new candles will arrive on your doorstep (or office) in a recycled box.
The candles will be naked or boxed, per your preference, and kept snug in biodegradable packing peanuts made from renewable corn and wheat starch in Australia. These peanuts can be added to compost, dissolved in water down the sink or reused next time you need to send something.