Jordan Smith and Jeremy Young began their candle brand in late 2014. The catalyst was a candle mould made by Young for Smith’s birthday. As a mechanical engineer and former graphic designer, Young created a geometrically inspired candle mould, which has since been duplicated to keep up with demand. Hand-poured at the pair’s apartment on Cross Street, the candles are GMO free with 100% natural soy wax sourced locally and sustainably.
Smith studied retail and marketing at AUT before becoming a buyer at a leading New Zealand footwear store and having an insight of how to engage consumers as well as buyers has served the candle brand well. Cross Street Candles have been reachable through Instagram and Facebook but now that their audience has grown a website is launching. Smith and Young would like to grow their candle business while trying out new candle colour styles, like their marble effect candles launched for Valentine’s Day. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.