Our Story

    Not just candles!

    We use ethically sourced high quality ingredients and fair trade techniques in all of our candles. Offered in nineteen diverse scents and four different sizes, Riau candles are made with 100% soy wax and vegan fragrances.

    We are a social impact enterprise offering high quality hand poured candles that celebrate elegant scents from the Riau Islands where our mission to help marginalized families began...and beyond.

    Dedicated to its mission to help individuals "bounce back with honour" or "se relever avec honneur," Riau is partnering with organizations to hire employees who have fallen on difficult times and are starting to reintegrate into the work force. Part of Riau's profits will also be earmarked for reintegration counseling services in homeless shelters and other organizations.

    See Our Candles
    • Our Vision

      To become a leading social enterprise that is a pillar of support in the community by employing those looking to bounce back

    • Our Mission

      To empower marginalized locals and families to bounce back with honour by making the highest quality hand-poured and crafted candles to transform all spaces.