We're Ab (they/them) & Al (she/her), and we've been making candles together since 2017. We love getting to build our business side by side, and make products that we love at the same time. Each candle is topped with a visual representation of the scent (generally herbs, but sometimes including dehydrated fruits or salt rocks)! Our soy wax candles burn longer and cleaner than paraffin options, and our attention to detail in sourcing materials means that our fragrances are fresh, non-toxic, and authentic.
As a queer-couple-owned business, it's important to us that we use part of our profits to promote visibility and amplify the voices of the most oppressed members of our community. That's why we donate 10% of our monthly earnings to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an NYC grassroots organization working to "guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race."
What's queer about our candles? We're glad you asked!
It's important to us that the platform we build is reflective of our community. We love making candles, but it’s not the only important part of QCC. Our whole business, starting from the name and permeating through the rest of our work is formed around queerness. We are proud to hire other queer folks and to make an effort to build community with and elevate other LGBTQ+ businesses. Through the donations we make to SRLP, we are allowing our customers to vote with their dollars!