Both compact and easy to carry, these handmade mini tapers can be used during meditation, on an altar for remembrance, as a call to prayer or simply to grace a dinner table. Every one of these pieces is individually poured by hand, using Mexican beeswax and pure cotton wicks. Burn time for a single candle is typically around an hour and a half. These tapers are nearly dripless, smokeless and virtually scent-free. They’re available in bundles of six in natural yellow and are sweetly packed in corn husk that Hecho sources from a local farmer in their pueblo.
The master artisans that produce these candles collaborate on custom orders as three generations in their family workshop. Famed for their ornate traditional beeswax candles with natural dyes, this family constantly strives to develop new designs that speak to a contemporary audience on a worldwide basis. They pour every one of these beeswax candles by hand, exclusively for Hecho. In addition to their candles, this family also also produces handwoven wool rugs and other vibrant tapestries.
- Six candles in each bundle
- Each candle is approximately 4in/10cm long x 3/8in/1cm on the bottom
- 100% beeswax
- Burntime = 90 minutes
- Made in Mexico
Meet the Makers
Founded in 2016, by Ehren Seeland, Hecho is a curated emporium of ethically made artisan works that serve as the intersection of contemporary design and traditional artisan processes. Ehren is committed to the recognition of a desire to share these remarkable experiences within the context of a sustainable business built on partnerships, respect and transparency.
Hecho is a woman-owned company based in Oaxaca, Mexico that collaborates with over 70 artisans in eight different Mexican states, along with two small towns in Guatemala, in order to create their custom collections. The goal of these efforts is to support the storied traditions of generations of makers, and further a growing movement of quality over quantity. There is an added focus on supporting women in their work, with over 65% of their artisan partners being female. To ensure safe and healthy working environments, the makers are visited in their homes and workshops. If the women artisans are not respected in either realm, Hecho will not work with the group. Hecho also strives to maintain a focus on visibility for artisans, supporting women in their work, and encouraging preservation of artisan art forms through positive shared revenue streams.
In short, this is a business partnership in which both the makers and Hecho hold each other to a high standard. Aren't we the lucky ones that we get the benefit of having beautifully and ethically made goods in our homes. Thanks to the artisans for keeping their traditions alive and thanks to Ehren for her work in collaborating with them on this journey.