Taking Your Passion Project Full-Time + Candle Making

These East London-based entrepreneurs bring a wildly successful, multi-sensorial lifestyle brand to The Collective Europe. The Earl of East London founders first explored their creativity through a range of hand-poured, scented soy wax candles in summer 2015, each inspired by their travels and memories. What originally started out as a creative outlet for founders, Niko Dafkos and Paul Firmin, now has grown into an all-consuming project, overseen by a team of eight like-minded, passionate individuals. Today, their line includes candles (seven signature scents in three sizes), incense and chocolate, carried by over 130 stockists worldwide. Not content with working in isolation, the East of East London team loves to collaborate with others. They have worked with both artisans and global brands, all while teaching the art of candle around the world. Their mission is defined by four key elements: Curate, Create, Collaborate and Community. 

Workshop Title: Taking Your Passion Project Full-Time + Candle Making
Workshop Summary:  Their workshops begins with an overview of the vision and mission behind this unique brand. Attendees will experience a blind scent test, transporting their mind and immersing their body into the world of scent. Earl of East London will show attendees how to create their own unique scent providing information on the oils used, why they are chosen, and where they come from. Each attendee will then create their own scented candle from the recipe of Earl of East's existing scents. 

What you'll do: Through the experiential process of making their own 170ml soy wax candle, participants will be learn that creativity and collaboration opens your mind and life to more possibilities. 

What you'll learn: During this workshop, attendees will learn about the entrepreneurial path and methods that led to the success of the East of East brand.

What you'll takeaway: Your own handmade candle, along with inspiration and advice from the Earl of East London team on how and why to take your passion project full-time. 

Pick this session if you’re interested in: Creative Thinking, Entrepreneurship