Sustainability

Earth is our first and primary home. So, we are passionate about creating products that not only have a positive impact on your life and your spaces but that can also contribute to a better world.

For a better world

We believe that it is essential to protect our environment by reducing our carbon footprint and we do so by using eco-friendly ingredients, recycled and recyclable materials, choosing suppliers that share the same high standards for sustainability and following ethical practices in every step of the way. Discover more about our sustainable promises below:

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Green resources

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Local Manufacturing

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Sustainable Packaging

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Carbon neutral delivery

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1% for the Planet

Green resources

At UNWIND, sustainability is a guiding principle to every candle we create. At the core, we’re proud to use rapeseed and coconut wax as the foundation for our candles. These natural, renewable resources offer a host of benefits for both people and the environment. Rapeseed oil, sourced from the bright yellow blooms of the rapeseed plant, provides a clean and slow burn, ensuring a longer-lasting candle experience. Coconut wax, derived from the meat of coconuts, adds a creamy texture, and enhances scent diffusion, resulting in a truly luxurious candle experience.
By choosing rapeseed and coconut wax, we’re stepping away from the common paraffin wax, that is derived from petroleum and not only its extraction and processing contribute to carbon emissions and environmental degradation but also, while burning, paraffin candles can release harmful pollutants such as benzene and toluene into the air, chemicals known to be carcinogenic and cause of respiratory issues.

After carefully evaluating better options, we decided to also step away from soy wax, palm wax and beeswax. Even though soy wax is understood as a good alternative and commonly used in candle making due to its renewable nature, biodegradability, and lower emissions when burned, there are also some concerns around large-scale soybean cultivation namely deforestation, monoculture, habitat loss, and biodiversity decline.

For these reasons, we found in rapeseed and coconut wax our best solution and following some research and trials with eco-sourced essential oils we perfected the way we make our candles resulting in the beautiful, sustainable products we now offer aimed not only at brightening your home but also lighten the burden on the planet.

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Local Manufacturing

All our pieces are produced locally in our Cascais Atelier, handmade with care and love in all details ensuring the most high-quality candles. Our jars are handcrafted with utmost dedication by a dear friend that exclusively produces them for UNWIND.

1% for the Planet

UNWIND is a proud member of 1% for the planet organization donating 1% of our annual sales to environmental causes close to our heart.

Founded by Yvon Chouinard, the creator of Patagonia, and Craid Mathew, the former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a non-profit organization with the primary objective to facilitate connections between companies and environmental organizations actively engaged in tangible, day-to-day conservation efforts. Characterized by its distinctive label and straightforward message, the organization has attracted 1,600 members across over 40 countries. Since its establishment in 2012, 1% for the Planet has experienced continuous expansion, resulting in over 175 million euros donated to environmental associations dedicated to safeguarding wildlife, marine life, flora, and various ecosystems conservation.

Sustainable Packaging

Our packaging materials are carefully selected with the environment in mind. We prioritize materials that are biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content. From our shipping boxes to our cushioning materials, we strive to minimize waste and reduce our carbon footprint.

In addition to choosing sustainable materials, we’re constantly exploring innovative packaging solutions that further enhance our commitment to the planet. This includes avoiding the use of plastic in any way, exploring compostable options, and reducing excess packaging.

With UNWIND, you can trust that your candles will arrive beautifully packaged in a way that’s gentle on the earth.

Carbon neutral delivery

Our commitment towards sustainability does not stop in creating eco-friendly products but also ensuring that every step of our operation leaves a positive impact on the planet. That’s why we’re proud to offer carbon-neutral delivery for all orders.

We understand that shipping contributes to carbon emissions, which is why we’ve partnered with DHL Go Green to offset the carbon footprint of every package we send.

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