Hæckels Reculver / GPS 12’ 0”E Candle
With waves smashing into the sea defenses below sits a ruined abbey, graveyard and wild, overgrown fields. Remnants of more recent uses are now overgrown and covered over with blackberries, raspberries and sea lavender.
The salt water spraying up onto the path and the grass leaves small puddles so that the smell of the sea is carried by the wind to mix with the berries, flowers and wild parsley to create a fragrance that is fresh, but shows the history that surrounds this place in every direction. There is a feeling here of something that was once important and loved but has now been given back to nature to heal and be washed away, into the sea.
Please note, these Hæckels candles are made to order and will take around 10 days.
Materials: All of Hæckels’ products are made in-house, they harvest and collect the seaweed, ocean mud, marine algae, and marine minerals from the coast, which is walking distance from their home base in Margate.
Production: The brand's products are made at their home laboratory in Margate, U.K. Any other suppliers are from the local area and/or the have a personal relationships with the brand, ensuring and maintaining positive social conditions for working in the supply chain.
Use: The product label contains all of the ingredient information. In the tab alongside this one, you can find information on how to use the product, the ingredients and the science.
Packaging & Delivery: Hæckels believes that it's their responsibility to reduce the waste consumers receive rather than put the pressure on a customer to recycle, and that if they start there, it will ensure less unnecessary packaging and pollutants. All Hæckels' products arrive in your hands in packaging that has been considered and thought through, from Algae Bottle Seals to Mycelium mushroom seed bombs. You’ll see some of the packaging change as they're constantly innovating and making improvements.
Disposal: This product comes in a mycelium packaging that is biodegradable and can be used as a compost. Once you have finished with your pieces, contact us and let us know, as the brand offer a discount to any customers who return their empty product containers.
Responsibility: Hæckel’s use a renewable energy supplier for their office, stores, and making spaces. In all of the brand’s store locations they have recycling systems. They are in the process of writing a sustainability report to be published & they will also be announcing some long-standing CSR initiatives soon.
Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms (fungi) and is usually found underground where its tiny white threads weave together. Within our packaging, these threads intertwine with agricultural waste such as sawdust, flax and hemp husks and are left to grow around a mould for a period of time. Once the whole mould has turned white it means that the Mycelium has fully encompassed the form and is acting like glue. It is then removed from the mould and left to grow for an additional short period of time, so it takes on the lovely velvety texture. Once it has been dried, the final product is lightweight, yet fire and impact resistant. After being used for its intended purpose, it can be reused, composted or planted in your garden to improve soil quality.
Our seed paper is made from recycled paper pulp mixed with wild flower seeds. When feeling green-fingered, place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Make sure the paper has access to light and warmth and keep the soil moist. Once the seedlings have grown big enough, you can transfer them to your garden for the birds and bees to enjoy!