Queer-owned premium candle brand VIGYL collaborate with international not-for-profit Rainbow Railroad to create a limited-edition candle called Hanlan's that challenges traditional candle culture. VIGYL is on a mission to expand the way people engage with candles and this goes beyond wellness and ritual. As VIGYL Co-Founder and Creative Director Stephen Michlits puts it, "We take an experimental, genderless approach to creating scent experiences and had a vision for a product that diverts from the notion that candles are strictly for women. These new, one-of-a-kind experiences are for everyone."
Hanlan's gets its name from a Toronto beach and the candle captures the scent of summer, joy, pride and the feeling of being close to home. 10% of the proceeds from the candle's sale will be donated to Rainbow Railroad.
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