One of the things that stands out about Picket Fence is our "give-back" companies. Sometimes our customers are familiar with the concept of social entrepreneurism, but most of them look at us with a puzzled expression when we first mention our "give-back" products. Our "in-a-nutshell" answer to the give-back question is this: give-back companies either give a portion of their profits to charity or they employ the impoverished. Over the next few weeks, I'll be telling you about our favorite give-back companies and what makes them unique.
The first give-back product line that I'd like to tell you more about is Bridgewater Candles. When I first opened Picket Fence, this was one of the first give-back companies that I carried. These candles are really amazing!
First, these soy candles really do smell great! There are so many fragrances to choose from, and I've never smelled one that I didn't love. Every day, we burn a candle in the shop, and every day, people tell us how great the shop smells. A customer favorite at Picket Fence is the Sweet Summer Tea scent. Another favorite is Sweet Grace, Bridgewater's #1 seller. These fragrances come in two sizes of beautiful, long-lasting jar candles. Bridgewater also offers car vents (our biggest seller after jar candles), sachets, melting wax, wax warmers, room sprays, and more.
My favorite thing about Bridgewater Candles is their inspiring give-back aspect. For every Bridgewater Candle sold, 3 meals are given to a hungry child. Because of the sales of these candles at Picket Fence, over 150,000 meals have been provided for hungry children. Pictures of children who are recipients of meals from Bridgewater are featured on the tag of every candle.
People have asked us why we are so "into" give-back products, and I say, "Why not?" If retailers can carry products that are just as good (if not better) quality than the popular national brands, then why wouldn't we?
Giving back brings happiness to everyone involved. Picket Fence is proud to partner with companies like Bridgewater Candle Company to do our little part in making the world a better place.
Light a Candle. Feed a Child.