About KICA | Feel Good Living
WASTE LESS & REUSE MORE
Every KICA product is designed with sustainability in mind. Most of the products you see here are lovingly recycled in some way or are handmade from natural, biodegradable or easily recyclable materials in order to reduce waste. It's all good stuff.
MADE WITH LOVE
KICA products are lovingly handmade in small batches in Bedfordshire, or sourced from other brilliant makers and recyclers across the UK. Each receives the same care and attention to detail and nothing is mass-produced. Products are only selected for the shop if they have the right earth friendly values, which means you know you're buying from a lovely bunch of like-minded, eco-conscious folk.
KICA upcycled container candles (the ones in tins or jars) are made using plant based wax which means they are also vegan friendly. Our choice of wax changes depending on how sustainable the farming and production methods are. Soy wax is not always the most eco-friendly choice, so we also use Rapeseed & Coconut Wax. All fragrance oils are paraben free too, so there are no nasties to be found.
DO SOMETHING GOOD
It is devastating to see our beautiful planet being abused. Our wildlife is suffering, our climate is suffering, our health and wellbeing is suffering. The scale of our environmental problem is overwhelming, so what difference can one small business really make? No-one can do everything, but I firmly believe that everyone can do something and that's a good place to start.
I have pledged to donate 2% of all KICA sales to environmental charities until May 2022. This donation will be shared equally between Whale & Dolphin Conservation and Trees for Cities via Work for Good.
WHERE IT BEGAN
Hi, I'm Catherine, the founder of KICA. In 2018 my husband challenged me to get a new hobby. I can’t honestly remember how I settled on the idea of making upcycled candles, but a spark of inspiration found me and my creative flame was reignited. KICA was born.
What started with a few food tins and a bag of soy wax, has grown from hobby to small business. KICA is now a niche online store for independently made eco-friendly home decor. I still make the home fragrance products myself, while sourcing other beautiful homewares from like-minded makers who share my 'waste less' values.
Together we hope to show you that remade and sustainable home decor can also be beautiful.