Indie Eco Candles
After an MBA and working for several years in financial services, Payal Tyagi found herself full of ideas and yearning to enjoy the liberation. And so her imagination gave birth to Indie Eco candles. Infused with the finest fragrances and essential oils making luxury candles a world-class product became her pet project.
Payal always wanted to uplift the poor and empower women and she did so with her unique. She realised that a lot of women were forced to work in hazardous areas and yet would barely make enough to sustain their families. After getting in touch with a local NGO, she employed and trained women from underprivileged backgrounds in candle making. She started Indie Eco with a team of just two women. Today her team has rapidly grown, making Indie Eco one of the best handcrafted luxury candles in the country. Payal makes sure to provide her staff with safe and respectable working hours, decent pay and essential mentoring for their children. Her sincere involvement in her employees’ lives today has materialized in a group of independent women bringing a positive change for themselves as well as for their families.
Indie Eco candles come in a variety of fragrances and sizes. Our top picks in fragrances: Lotus and Wild Berries as well as the Rose, Patchouli and Amber. We love carrying the travel size candles when we decide to leave the city for a getaway. They have recently launched their candles in a pure copper base making it the perfect gift for the Diwali Season.
Written by: Mili Semlani
Edited by: Raveena Taurani
Video and Image Credit: Nishtha Sadwelkar