Goods | Impact / 25 May 2019
WOO loves positive innovation. We are constantly searching for new product ideas, partnerships and networks. We want individuals and organisations everywhere on the planet to be part of WOO community and share the joy.
Each step in the WOO value chain is special. The way we produce is unique. WOO is not interested in driving down costs and producing cheap goods. We believe in creating partnerships between people and having a positive impact on the planet. Our teams work together to create outstanding products from natural ingredients. We use time-honoured techniques and know-how. The gift of a WOO product is ultimately about supporting co–creation. We are thrilled to bring our special products to the world.
COLLECT, CLEAN, SAND AND FILL
WOO bottles are sourced from the streets, primarily from restaurants and hotels. We buy them from organised groups of collectors, whose daily income we set out to aid and support. This is not just through sales, but also by teaching valuable life skills. We allow our collectors to streamline revenues so that they can focus on other aspects of life, like family and community. WOO employees clean, cut, polish and sand our bottles by hand.
After being cleaned and cut, our bottles are sandblasted by hand with the WOO logo. We are also able to add your partner or business logos, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are considering a custom order. We believe in making you as much a part of the process and products as those who create them.
PREMIUM WAXES & WAX PROCESSING
WOO works with associations of local farmers in Vietnam, around 1,000 in total, to source premium quality beeswaxes. Natural beeswax burns cleanly in your home; unlike paraffin blends. Wax from the farm is removed from the hives and delivered to our small workshop. Here it undergoes further processing and refining. Bee farming is acknowledged to have several social and economic benefits. Not only do our farmers produce wax for WOO candles, but they also produce and sell honey, bees and Royal Jelly products. WOO beeswax is melted and filtered very carefully, so as not to damage the structure of the wax. At this point our premium perfumes are added. We use special kettles in our workshop to do this. The process is closely supervised to safeguard quality, composition and candle burn time. Just as important as the wax is the quality of the wick itself. WOO’s cotton wicks are the highest quality, handmade wicks from Germany.
MAKING THE CANDLE & PACKAGING
The clean, scented hot wax is poured into our special WOO bottle candleholders. Every WOO bottle candle is carefully packaged by hand, ready for shipping and delivery.
A DELIGHT FOR THE SENSES
WOO candles are among the longest-lasting candles on the market, burning for up to 100 hours. Create a cozy atmosphere in your space with our range of four divine scents. The WOO candle is made using simple resources: our hands, upcycled bottles, pure beeswax, high quality perfumes and passion. Handmade in Asia, this premium product gives you up to 100 hours of perfume and light, and helps to light up the lives of the people who made them.