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At Bright Black, our goal is to pay tribute to Black greatness, one beautifully crafted candle at a time. We believe that handcrafting is a sacred process and we infuse every product with positive intentions. We settle for nothing short of Black excellence and strive to push the depths of what scent storytelling could and should be. Our studio is proudly based in Durham, NC.

Our Vision.

A world where the complexity, beauty, and brilliance of Blackness is widely known, recognized, embraced and celebrated.

Our Mission.

To make and share high-quality candles that honor the Black Diaspora.

Our Promise.

To run our business consciously, using a model that upholds the values of inter-being, cooperative economics, respect, and creativity.

"You can't take her to Jamaica, so maybe this is the next best thing."

Elle

This is 100% the best candle I've purchased in a long time. It has a wide, wooden wick, which burns beautifully, and the scent is awakening and refreshing.

Buzzfeed

Bright Black candles will transport you.

NYMag

With natural wax and wooden wicks, these stylish candles are a perfect addition to the home workspace of your favorite digital nomad.

Forbes

I can’t say enough about this vibe.

Thrillist

...provides an opportunity for people of any age to learn about the triumphs and joy of Black people."

The Zoe Report

I genuinely look forward to lighting this candle every morning and filling my home with its fresh, effervescent scent.

Buzzfeed

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