Our Story

We are a local Gold Coast couple who's story started making candles back in 2018 and launched our sister company Hanson Candle Co in 2019. Through our love for the industry we set out on a way to design and make a new product that would improve the candle making process. With many prototypes made we are proud of the product we bring to you today and vision for more variation wick holders in the future.

Being eco-friendly is really important to us, no-one is perfect but we will always try to do our part for the environment in both business and our personal lives. With this in mind it was non-negotiable to use 100% recycled plastic in our products. 


Meet Rick Hanson

Rick is a boilermaker by trade but has always had a keen eye for new designs. He is the one that watched Shakira make candles day after day and saw the flaw of paddle pop sticks, so an idea emerged. This is the first product he has designed, had prototyped and manufactured into a fully functioning product. You can imagine he is pretty excited about this! Rick loves skateboarding, rock music, motorbikes, live music and boating. 


Meet Shakira Hanson
Shakira has always had a love for business and has always worked in office management. She knew she was destined to do something great in business and proud to say bringing a new product to a loved industry is it. Shakira and Rick have the biggest love for their 9 year old pooch who is always trying to help pack orders and make candles. Shakira also loves sewing, cooking, rock music and spending time with her family and friends.