Hand Painted Candles in Kileo Design (pillar) - Nobunto
Bring the culture and beauty of South Africa to your home with these Fair Trade, hand painted candles. Artists use great care and attention to detail to paint these African-inspired designs. Each candle design has a special meaning: KILEO signifies modern in Swahili and is portrayed through design and vibrant colors. Packaged in an attractive gift box made from crafted, recycled paper. Candle measures 2 inches diameter, 4 inches high with a burn time up to 64 hours. Color pigments are non-toxic.
Meet the Artisans
NOBUNTO is a South African Fair Trade company that creates high quality hand-painted candles, ceramics and handcrafted greeting cards with the utmost attention to detail using mainly African inspired designs. Their mission is, in a region with high unemployment, to alleviate poverty, not only through development of industry but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible.
Based in the small village Napier, about 180 km east of Cape Town, NOBUNTO has provided employment to mostly woman of the disadvantaged community and guarantees an income for over 18 families. The unemployment rate in the area is in the region of 50%. The word NOBUNTO comes from the Sotho language, meaning "For the people".
Orders will be shipped within 48 hours of placement unless specifically stated. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. The warehouse is closed on holidays and weekends. Orders placed on weekends and holidays are processed the next opened business day. Orders are typically delivered within 2 weeks. Please consult tracking numbers for up to date information.
We offer Priority Mail for US and International orders. Please note international orders may get charged Duty and Taxes by your the country of destination. You are solely responsible for any duty or taxes.
Returns - The Village Country Store
Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.
Please contact us for a return authorization and shipping instructions. Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.
Please notify us by email email@example.com - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.
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my first purchase was a journal....and I bought it because a dear friend is a vendor of Fair Trade. At worst I would have rated the journal divine. The best was yet to come. I have since then made an additional 3 purchases of Fair Trade products. I have not since then made a purchase based on my relationship with the vendor.....I have discovered, quite quickly, that each product has been at the very least a lesson....if not immersion....in other culture. I have learned valuable lessons about my need to tote an excessive number of articles I haven't referenced in decades... (wallet).......one taught me patience........every purchase has been an art form to be studied and appreciated. But that's just me.