Hello everyone and happy November (in advance)!
As some of you may be new, we'll introduce ourselves and welcome you as part of the BCS family. Co-founded by 2 candle lovers: myself (Mel) and Jack, Borneo Candle Studio was founded with one simple goal in mind: to bring high quality scented candles accessible locally made with the finest clean ingredients ethically-sourced around the world.
Even as a small business, we always strive to do our part in making eco-friendly and conscious decisions in possible ways and this includes our ingredients, process, products and packaging. This is always a bigger goal that inspires us apart from creating quality scented candles for you.
We've come a long way and excited to say we are turning TWO! For our second anniversary this year, we choose to give back for another anniversary celebration as we believe in lasting and significant benefit somewhere close to home (Malaysia & Brunei) together with our customers.
We are excited to announce another collaboration with Animal Projects & Environmental Education @ APE Malaysia as we will donate a portion of our sales proceeds in November to plant trees in Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, Borneo.
The Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary “is arguably the last forested alluvial floodplain in Asia and an area of enormous importance for wildlife and the local community” according to WWF. Endangered wildlife in the area include: Borneo pygmy elephants, Borneo orangutan, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malayan sun bear, clouded leopard, bear cat, hornbills and many more.
This reforestation effort by APE Malaysia aims to restore wildlife and biodiversity sanctuary by planting native trees where the planting sites were ex-logging and log dumpsites.
Will this affect you? Not at all, a portion of your purchase from 1st - 30 November via website & stockists in Brunei and Malaysia will be automatically included to plant trees in Borneo.
Our goal is to plant a total 50 trees (RM20/tree) this month. We hope to achieve this goal with you and makes the environment a better place together, one tree at a time.