hand-poured soy candles and wax melts
Meet the Maker:
WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
We’re John and Sarah Collins, passionate candle entrepreneurs from Greenville, SC. Although Sarah is originally from Oregon, John is a native to South Carolina.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
Modern Forestry was born, in 2015, out of a passion to find a cleaner, healthier burning candle. At the time, Sarah was struggling with severe migraines, and her doctor traced her migraine triggers back to traditional paraffin wax candles. Not wanting to give up candles, she set out on a mission to find a better quality candle. After much research, she began making 100% pure soy candles with high-quality fragrance oils infused with essential oils. Her dedication sparked an interest with friends who encouraged her to begin selling the candles she had created. Since then, her hobby turned into a small business, which has now become a thriving candle company. Every Modern Forestry all-natural soy candle is hand-poured near Greenville, SC in the Blue Ridge foothills.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Our mission statement/inspiration is “to make the love of Christ known through Modern Forestry candles.” And this passion is what truly drives us to make the best soy candle possible.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
Our branding was actually inspired
WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
Creating and making candles is a beautiful bridge to being able to connect with our Community around us sharing our story and passion with all those we get to come in contact with.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Don’t do it for money, do it for a reason you really care about. It’ll get hard and you will fail but your “why” will help carry you through. Love others, have faith, he will take care of you.
We’re grateful for what God has given us and for the supportive team that we get to work with on a daily basis.