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Rebecca Pastro on Olga Joan and Sustainable Fashion

Olga Joan is a conscious apparel label designed with purpose, offering collections that revel in the beauty of minimalism and the design of simplicity. It demands a return to quality, integrity in production and transparency from fibre to finish. Olga Joan is owned and run by Rebecca Pastro (my cousin!). I wear her label regularly and her hemp loungewear has been my pandemic go-to when I want to be comfortable at home but might still need to duck out occasionally to run errands. I sat down with her recently to discuss her business and approach to sustainable fashion. Describe Olga Joan in three wordsResponsibleComfortableTimeless It feels like I’ve been wearing your clothes forever, but Olga Joan hasn’t been around for that long....

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Scent Blending

Have you ever thought about mixing and matching different scents or burning two candles at once? Today we're talking about layering scents to create your own unique fragrant experience at home. If you're looking to scent a larger room or create a custom blend to break the monotony of endless lockdowns, we have you covered. There's no right or wrong way to do this because ultimately it comes down to your own preference but we've got a handy how to list that will inspire you to explore the world of home fragrance and have a little fun with your growing candle collection. How To Layer Scents: Choose scents from the same fragrance family, like two florals or two crisp scents....

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How to Fix Candle Tunnelling

If you've read the Clare Makes candle care guide, you'll know that to get the most out of your candle, you have to ensure it reaches a full melt pool at each burn. A melt pool is when the wax melts all the way to the edge of the glass. Sometimes of course, intention doesn't always meet with practicality, and you have to extinguish your candle before you get a full melt. If this happens often enough, what you'll get is a hardened ring of wax called tunnelling, like the image below. Luckily, tunnelling is easily fixed. I had a customer contact me recently with the above photo to ask how they could fix their tunnelled candle so I passed...

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