Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Hello and welcome! I’m so excited to be writing our first blog entry as it means our site is finally live and we can start sharing our handcrafted candles with you.
Who are Six Seven Twenty?
We are myself (Jen) and my husband Jonathan. We’re based in Golborne, Wigan and live here with our five month old son and two rescue dogs.
My husband Jonathan has a background in design and packaging and I come from a marketing background. We’re extremely passionate about what we do (which can lead to some pretty loud ‘discussions’ when making decisions) and are really excited to be finally taking the plunge and setting this up.
Like many others I found myself being made redundant earlier this year, only a few weeks into my maternity leave. With no job to go back to thoughts turned to what I would do next. Although I adore my son and being a mummy I also love working and so I wanted to find a solution that would allow for both. It was Jonathan who gave me the final push needed to turn my hobby into a business.
I’m a keen cook and baker and love mixing flavours which gave me a passion for scent. You’ll find a lot of our fragrances are natural and food based as I like to imagine what I’d enjoy eating and then use that to create the perfect candle scent.
What makes you different?
When creating Six Seven Twenty I really wanted to get across the feeling of ‘sustainable luxury’. I feel many people are becoming more and more aware of their carbon footprint and want to start making changes to help the planet - I know I do! However that doesn’t need to mean a compromise. I still wanted to create beautiful candles that people would want in their homes and that would help them switch off, even for a moment, from the stresses of life. Eco-friendly can still be beautiful. That’s why all our products are made with sustainable soy wax, our fragrances are all cruelty free and vegan, and everything we produce is 100% plastic free - even down to the packing tape!
What does Six Seven Twenty mean?
Six Seven Twenty is our son’s date of birth (6th July, 2020). We wanted to be reminded each day of the promise we made to him to help leave the planet in a better state than he found it.
Why soy wax?
I’m going to write another blog post on this soon but as well as being much kinder to the planet, soy wax burns much slower and brighter - meaning as well as doing your part you have a beautiful glowing candle, or beautifully scented wax melts, that will last you a long time!
I hope you enjoy the website, we’re so proud of it. If you do have any feedback about the brand, website or products we would love to hear it! Drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org