As an avid craft beer enthusiast and designer, I was saddened to see great, sometimes limited, beer bottles and labels just disposed of after being enjoyed. As a hobby, I began creating candles from the discarded bottles to preserve the artistic label and memories for friends. Suddenly I was being asked to create candles for others, utilizing bottles from their favorite beer, brewery, wine, or winery. That’s when my hobby sprung into what is known as Whalez Candles.
So what’s the significance of the whale?
Within the world of beer, many limited and hard to obtain beers are known as whales. Whalez Candles initially started by creating candles from limited, but also local bottles, so the name was undoubtedly naturally born from our start. We continue to upcycle local and limited bottles for a diverse variety. Our goal is to supply you with your favorite local bottle or ‘whale’, so you can have a great conversation piece while enjoying the amazing aroma(s) it creates in any environment. Everything is all done by hand, so no two will ever be the same! Did I mention we do cans too?
While we are committed to supporting local, we are also committed to helping others. When you purchase a candle from WhalezCandles, you are not only supporting upcycling, but also supporting cancer research. 10% of our monthly sales will be donated to St. Jude, in hopes that one day, cancer will be a thing of the past.