Here at Nevé, we are committed to ensuring we operate in an environmentally responsible way. We are far from perfect, but we believe that every small bit helps and we are striving to find more sustainable solutions that reduce our footprint both behind the scenes in sourcing and manufacturing, as well as what our customers take home. Let’s explore our current line-up of products we use across our collections and the benefits they have!
Our candles are crafted using FSC Certified wood wicks sourced from sustainable timber mills in the USA which means that the wood we use is produced using only the highest standards in ethical and earth-friendly milling. As a 100% natural product, each wood wick is unique, meaning you can have a darker wood wick in one candle and a more ‘grainy’ wood wick in your next candle. Here are some benefits to using wood wicks:
Wood wicks vs cotton wicks
Wood wicks allow our candles to emit a soft crackling sound when burning for a heightened feeling of ambience and luxury
Optimal performance and visual aesthetics is achieved thanks to their wide flame
Wood wicks achieve a fast melt pool formation due to (for obvious reasons) it being wood and allows for quick and excellent fragrance dispersion and maximum burn time resulting in a cleaner and greener burn - win!
Wood wicks are very low maintenance and don’t require expensive tools to keep them trim and proper. To get the most out of your candle, check out our guide here
Traditionally, candles were made with paraffin wax, an end-product of petroleum, which contains up to 11 carcinogenic compounds. No thanks! We wanted our candles to be better for the environment, the home, the family and even better performing, so we use premium 100% natural soy wax that is specifically formulated for candles. Derived from soybean oil, it is vegan friendly, contains no additives and no paraffin (something you have to look out for with some ‘soy’ candle products on the market). Here are some of the benefits:
A lower melting point means it burns up to 50% longer than paraffin wax candles.
Soy wax is clean burning and releases no known carcinogens when it is burnt.
The lower melting temperature creates a healthier ‘wax pool’ around the wick, allowing the fragrance oils to more easily evaporate and release more aroma.
Easy to get out of fabrics when accidents occur – simply clean with warm water
Soy burns clean which means minimal soot is released.
Right from the get go, our mission was to source and use packaging products that could easily be recycled once they no longer served a purpose. Aside from when we need to offer an extra layer of protection to some products (specifically for international orders), approximately 90% of the packaging we use is paper-based. Here are some of the amazing recyclable packaging options we use:
Nevé Candle Boxes
All of our signature boxes (including the candle holder and the safety insert) are recyclable meaning once you’ve unboxed your candle and are away lighting, you can break down the packaging and place in your recycling bin
We’re big fans of the tissue paper we use to wrap our candles in and we’re even bigger fans of the brand who supplies it and the many features the tissues have: 100% FSC Certified, soy based inks, acid free paper and compostable - need we say more?
EcoWeave is our best friend here at Nevé and is what we use to ensure your candle is secure when we send it out the door. A paper-based alternative to bubble wrap which is a combination of die-cut kraft paper and tissue interleaf
Think paper, but thicker! This does exactly what the name says and allows us to fill any gaps when we place your candle in the courier box to prevent the risk of your box being damaged during transit
Biodegradable Packing Peanuts aka Pop Starch
Made from cornstarch, our packing peanuts have a similar purpose to our void fill except these bad boys can be disposed of by dissolving them in warm water. If you’ve got a compost at home, you can even place them in there and they will break down. These are most commonly used when shipping out our candle refills to minimise the risk of damage.
Introducing refills to our collection has always been part of the plan since day dot. While the concept of refillable products is not new, offering consumers a more environmentally-responsible home fragrance alternative, is a cleaner and greener step in the right direction and we’re thrilled to be at the stage where we can. All of our candle refills come unboxed to minimise the excess packaging waste and are wrapped in our signature tissue paper to keep things simple. Less packing = less waste.
With aims to expand our refill range into our Room Sprays soon, we can’t wait to be able to offer more refillable options across our entire range - stay tuned!
Charity of Choice
It’s important to us to support local charities that really make a difference here in New Zealand, so throughout the year we raise awareness for different charities and the fantastic work they do by donating $1 from every online order placed through neve.co.nz.
Right now we’re proud to support Trees That Count, an incredible charity that plants native trees throughout New Zealand.