Joanne Taylor’s philosophy on life is to be as creative as imaginable with the least waste possible. Her reuse, recycle, repurpose ethos lead her to set up her own company Wright & Green in 2016, creating hand poured scented candles in a variety of beautiful repurposed glasses & jars.

Using natural mineral wax, sustainable wooden wicks and generous portions of scent, Joanne sells her own handmade candles (often using glasses sourced from car boot sales!), but it is her innovative candle refill service that has gained her a loyal following all across Yorkshire. Bring any suitable vessel along and Joanne will turn it into a beautiful candle to perfume your home.

Joanne’s profusion of scents range from floral to citrus, woody to oriental, including the most popular Lime, Basil & Mandarin and Tuberose & Orange; neutral Sea Salt & Wood Sage; masculine Oudh and Man Cave and even Wet Dog to disguise the scent of smelly dogs.

Currently based out of her kitchen studio in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, Joanne started off her creative career in fashion and design, drawing inspiration from her artistic grandmothers Doris Wright and Kathleen Green who gave her her first sewing machine (as well as the name for her business!). “The name reminds me of my background: farming, baking, sewing, and mending…and never throwing things away!”

Not only does Joanne make and refill candles for homes, weddings and businesses but she also offers home diffusers and the increasing popular Candle & Prosecco Parties.