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Artist Story: Joyce of Drink Wicks

Artist Story: Joyce of Drink Wicks

What inspired the name of your business? 
Well, I think the name Drink Wicks pretty much sums up what my candles are. 

What is the story behind why you started your business?
My business started as a hobby to just find a way to make use of all the beautiful bottles I've collected throughout the years. I've always had a love for candles so I can't think of a better way to up-cycle the beautiful bottles into something I can reuse over and over again. I also truly believe in giving back, so Drink Wicks gives 20% of proceeds to charity.

So far we have donated to the following:
  • Movember
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • Backpack Buddies
  • Canadian Cancer Society 
  • Hood to Coast
  • Sober October
  • Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Drink Wicks Longtable Distillery

What is the dream that you wish to fund through your business? 
My dream is to be able to give back as much as I can through my business. 

What are you most proud of about your business? 
I am proud to have met so many new friends since I have started my business. Some have become really good friends of mine and help me push my business to succeed.

Drink Wicks Gift basket
How have you grown as a person as a result of your business? 
I realized it is really hard work to make a business succeed.  It doesn't just happen overnight. From the beginning I knew upcycling bottles into beautiful candle vessels is hard work but the finished product is all worth it.

What difference does your art make in your life, and your family’s life? 
I'm a mom of two and have a full time job so making candles really relaxes me. It's something I really enjoy doing. 

Drink Wicks scotch

If you could say one thing to the person that buys and/or enjoys your art, what would it be?
Thank you! Thank you for loving my product that I have created!!

Why do you love being a part of Giving Gifts?
I love being a part of Giving Gifts because it's a place that brings a lot of local artists together in one place.

Why we love having Drink Wicks at Giving Gifts:
Eco-mindful products are something we always love to feature at Giving Gifts, and Drink Wicks is a perfect fit with their upcycled bottles. Not only that, the scents that Joyce creates are SO yummy, and the candles burn for a really long time! They make really unique gifts and we of course love that 20% of Drink Wick's proceeds go to support charitable organizations. 

You can order some of Drink Wick's candles online here, but we have more in store so be sure to come by to see and smell them for yourself!

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