Kapula Candles


Kapula Candles is a fair trade producer of handmade decorative and scented candles, as well as ceramics, and is based in Bredasdorp, South Africa. Kapula commenced in 1993 as a home-based business that began as a hobby. From these modest beginnings, the business expanded by employing and training people, mostly women, from the local community where the rate of unemployment is high.

Fair Trade
Kapula is committed to applying fair trade principles to its work, including:

- creating sustainable employment for the local community
- providing fair wages and working conditions
- ensuring a positive and participative working environment
- building workers' skills and capacities

Kapula creates high quality handmade and handpainted candles and ceramics using quality materials – fully refined paraffin and soy waxes, pure cotton wicks and non-toxic pigments.

Unique Designs
Kapula’s candles are decorated by colorful and vibrant designs inspired by the beauty and diversity of the African landscape – and reflects the warm art of Africa.

Candle Care
When you light your candle for the first time burn the candle 1 hour for every 2cm in diameter to establish a burn pool and to prevent future tunnelling. Tunnelling occurs when the candle burns straight down the middle and not evenly out to the edges. This could result in drowning of the wick. Subsequent burns should also be long enough to keep the size of the burn pool. Don't allow candles in glass or ceramic containers to burn closer than 1.5 cm from the bottom to avoid cracking the container. 

Follow these precautions:

- do not leave lit candles unattended
- keep lit candles out of reach of children
- do not burn candles in a draught
- do not burn candles close to objects that may catch fire
- leave 10cm between lit candles.

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