Sue Hauser-Deakin moved from Australia to Christchurch nearly 10 years ago and started making candles not long after the earthquakes, as a way to keep herself occupied. She started selling her candles to friends and at local markets, and it wasn’t long before her hobby became a full-time business.
Sue’s range includes soy candles in frosted contemporary glassware, china trio candles, agee candles, soy melts, tea-lights and a range of stylish ceramic burners. She has a number of stocklists in the South Island and in August last year, Sue become the owner of Shelf Home + Gifts in Cashmere; which of course, stocks a wide range of Kandle Co products.
This is Kandle Co’s fourth year in a row at The Christmas Country Fête, and Sue’s already busy making stock for it. As with previous years, there will be her popular Gift Boxes and Christmas scented candles. “For me, the lead up to Christmas begins with The Christmas Country Fête. It’s crazy how quickly it comes around and I try to be prepared, but there’s always very little sleep the night before! I’ve always enjoyed The Fête, and make sure I have a helper or two so I can get out from behind my stall in the afternoon, and have a good look around at all the wonderful things on offer. I’m really excited about the new venue this year; it will be great to see familiar faces and some new ones too!”
Kandle Co will be at this year’s Fête, at A48. You can also visit their Facebook page