Prosperity Candle is a 2019 Spread Joy Day Gift Set Partner

Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise that supports women refugees and artisans through candle-making and beautifully crafted vessels easily refilled or repurposed for a lifetime of enjoyment. Every candle is handpoured in their studio by a woman creating a brighter future in the U.S. following relocation from a refugee camp through UN and federal resettlement programs. Made with soy and coconut wax, natural wicks and premium fragrances with essential oils, they do not add any dyes or scent enhancers. Prosperity Candle is B-Corp certified for community and environmental sustainability, and committed to helping make the world a better place through ethical business. From quality ingredients to the story behind every candle, Prosperity’s small and dedicated team brightens lives with unique candles and gifts.

What Brings Prosperity Candle Joy?

According to the co-owners Ted Barber and Patsy Kauffman Barber, Prosperity Candle finds joy in their mission, “Every day it’s a joy to see the women artisans in our studio thriving and supporting their families after living for many years as refugees – in some cases, more than 17 years. Originally from Burma and the Congo, our current candle-makers came to the United States in hopes of a brighter future with peace, safety and opportunity. In our studio we see the women exchanging stories and laughter as they skillfully pour candles. Sometimes they bring their kids here to color and draw when they are out of school, or play with our rescued dog Riley. It feels like a family!”

Spreading Joy

Ted and Patsy say that candles have many meanings and uses around the world. “For us they are a symbol of opportunity. Prosperity Candle was created to support women and refugees rebuilding their lives with a new beginning for their families. Every candle we pour and ship includes a story card about the woman who made it, her hopes and dreams, and a way to connect with her. Often our candles are purchased as gifts for loved ones, birthdays and holidays. The messages we receive thanking our artisans and encouraging them every week are so beautiful and meaningful! Every purchase brings joy to the gifter, the recipient, and the artisan.”

Spread Joy Giveaway – CLOSED


From October 4-10, tell someone how special they are by writing an e-card or tagging them on Instagram and you’ll be entered to win one of 100 beautiful Knack Spread Joy Day gifts worth $150+.

1. E-Card: send a Knack e-card to someone who brings you joy. Each card you send counts as an entry.
2. Instagram: Follow Knack and tag 3 friends who bring you joy.

Winners selected and notified on National Spread Joy Day, October 11th.