Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray, founders of The 125 Collection, have started a lifestyle candle brand that is taking off and ending up in the hands of some of Hollywood’s most notable celebrities including acting legend Whoopi Goldberg and the break-out star of last year Tiffany Haddish.
The two paired up and started The 125 Collection because of their love for candles and home décor. The New York City residents are amongst a growing population of black small business owners in Harlem.
“Our business, The 125 Collection, is a growing lifestyle brand that fuses fun, style and individuality into everyday life. Our first line of products to debut were our soy-based ‘quote candles.’ We started off making our candles by hand, selecting scents and hand-pouring them in small batches. Then we started selling in a pop-up shop in Brooklyn, and from there we have been growing our online business “.
The candle line is soy-based, non-toxic, and can be customized to your liking. With messages of empowerment, sass, and fun vibes there is a candle for everyone.