MOVINKA’s ethos is that repurposing is fun and you don’t have to be doing zero waste perfectly to try.
I'm Tahls, pourer of MOVINKA candles.
When life gives you lemons, they say make lemonade; If by lemons you mean being stood down from work during a global pandemic and by lemonade you mean using my newfound time to create something that I love, then that’s exactly what I did.
I named MOVINKA after a wordplay of my move to Inkerman Street in St Kilda - a new place, and a new chapter in my life that allowed me the space to create this project.
The idea of the Flame to Flora Collection came to me as I was burning through countless candles at home and stacking up on empty jars. I wanted to give others an enjoyable purpose to re-use their jars with minimal effort, and positively encourage the reduction of waste going to landfill.
While I know throwing away your candle jar isn't necessarily going to destroy the planet, I believe that we should all do what we can to reduce waste and our impact on the environment, so giving new life to an old candle is a small step in the right direction. When creating a business it was important to me that whatever I did, it was in a socially responsible way.
MOVINKA’s ethos is that repurposing is fun and you don’t have to be doing zero waste perfectly to try. I hope that in a small way, MOVINKA inspires others to think consciously about ways they can repurpose old products.
Thanks for stopping by, your support to shop local means everything. And yes, I do a little dance each time an order is put through.
- Tahls xx