In 1999, I found myself with a five year old and a newborn with health issues, and returning to my 9-5 job was not an option. I researched a few home party companies and found the rules and regulations to be too restrictive. So I decided to start my own home party candle and home decor business. I combined my crafting skills with my business experience and created Village Craft and Candle Inc.
Within six months of researching and testing candle making products, I discovered that there was a niche market in Canada for candle making supplies and I shifted gears. Fifteen years later, I now run a “touristy” candle factory outlet and gift shop in my home town of St. Marys, ON, supply candle making materials to individuals and businesses across North America, and instruct and mentor others in creating their own candle companies. My staff and I spend a great deal of time helping each individual customer design and perfect their own personal line of candles using our raw materials, and mentor in the marketing of the product. I am very proud of every customer who has ventured and succeeded at creating their own business. Our clientele range from stay-at-home moms, people unable to work in traditional work situations due to health or family reasons, crafters turned entrepeneurs, and candle addicts.
Our pricing structure allows for the hobby candle maker to go pro and profit.