We found a better way of doing candles

For as long as people have been using candles, they’ve been creating waste. It’s a problem that has only gotten worse over time.

Most candles are mass-produced using paraffin—a byproduct of petroleum; most tumblers never get reused or recycled—contributing to landfill; and an empty candle glass you toss out today can take up to a million years to break down.

We believe there’s a better, more sustainable way of doing candles. 

At Siblings, we’re on a mission to tackle throwaway culture, and our first step is doing candles right—right by the environment, right by your home, right for your health.

Candles may be a small piece of the problem, but every step towards living more sustainably matters, and every Siblings candle—with its plant-based packaging and natural coconut blend wax—makes a difference. 

Why we're different

16 W
Number of weeks it takes for 60% of our bags to break down

Compared to up to a million years for glass
24.1 T
Tons of carbon absorbed by coconut trees per hectare per year

Compared to no CO2 capture by paraffin, a byproduct of petroleum
Zero
Number of candle vessels thrown away when you refill & reuse

Compared to millions of vessels for traditional candles

Our philosophy

At Siblings, we believe that thoughtfulness is the key to a healthier home and planet. When you buy a Siblings candle, you can be sure that we have carefully considered the ways our products affect the environment and how they will impact your home. Here are our promises to you —

Sustainable

Our brand will always seek to have the smallest carbon footprint possible. Our packaging is recycled and recyclable. Our bags are plant-based and 60% compostable. Our candle wax is natural and eco-friendly.

Quality

We believe that we can only build a lasting relationship with our customers if we can offer you products that are best-in-class. We don't cut corners. We never compromise on quality.

Style

Our candles don't just smell good, they look and feel good. We're in the business of making things beautiful so you won't want to throw them out.

Affordable

We're not interested in charging you an arm and a leg for a candle. We strive to provide thoughtfully designed and beautifully made products at an affordable price point.

Meet the founders

When I returned to the United States after living in Sweden for several years, something didn't feel right. It took me a while to put my finger on it: In Sweden, people take a lot of pride in designing their home. They use materials and buy products that are made to last. They invest in household items and rarely toss them out. Back home, in the U.S., I noticed the opposite. America has a throwaway culture.

I started Siblings with my brother, David (yes, we're actual siblings!) because we strongly believe that this culture of wastefulness can be changed. My brother and I grew up outside of Buffalo, NY. We saw our mother compost before it was cool. We saw our dad building things with meticulous craftsmanship, things that were made to last. We saw an America family living sustainably, without compromising on the comforts that made us happy.

We know it can be done.

We hope you'll join us on this journey of tackling throwaway culture, and making beautiful, sustainable household goods that will make you feel truly at home.

Eva & David