Kelly Lee Ownes launches candle with Haeckels

Kelly Lee Ownes launches candle with Haeckels

Musician Kelly Lee Owens launches candle with Haeckels

The digital musician and English skincare model create a candle impressed East London’s canal with proceeds donated to the restoration of the realm’s nightlife

Electronic musician Kelly Lee Owens and sustainable skincare model Haeckels has teamed as much as create a brand new candle.
Called Acton’s Lock no.7, the candle marks the primary collaboration between Haeckels and Owens, and the primary product Haeckels has created outdoors of its homebase within the seaside city of Margate, UK. 

Haeckels was based in 2012 when volunteer seashore warden Dom Bridges began making his personal skincare formulations from seaweed that had washed up alongside the Margate shoreline. Eleven years on, the model has turn out to be one probably the most revered and modern names in pure skincare, successful a Wallpaper* Design Award for its compostable mycelium packaging and launching the world’s first grown-to-order face masks. 
The model has additionally opened up its first London outlet within the metropolis’s Hackney neighbourhood, simply meters away from the true Acton’s Lock no.7. The space is situated alongside East London’s canal, an city waterway that snakes by way of what used to the commercial coronary heart of the town and right now is flanked by transformed warehouses and the skeletal stays of outdated gasworks.

It’s additionally dwelling to among the metropolis’s most notable digital music venues, Oval Space and EartH, locations Owens used to carry out earlier than the coronavirus pandemic compelled the closure of all venues, golf equipment, and skincare retailer alike.
In an effort to help the hard-hit music trade, Owens and Haeckels have determined to donate 40 per cent of Acton’s Lock no.7’s proceeds to the Music Venue Trust, which is devoted to rebuilding nightlife after lockdown.

The candle additionally comes with a scannable QR code which can be utilized to obtain soundscapes curated by Owens. The tracks are supposed to be listened to whereas burning the candle, in impact making a fully-immersive sensory expertise available at dwelling within the weeks and months earlier than different venues open once more. 
As Owens says of the collaboration, ‘[Haeckels] is genuinely my favorite firm, whose merchandise I exploit day-after-day. Everything they do connects again to nature, sustainability and a real ardour for the planet and folks’s well-being. Innovation and care are on the coronary heart of every thing they create. I hope this candle and expertise the QR code brings with it, permits you to expertise a second of relaxation and nourishment.’  §

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