We arrived to the Okanagan from Ontario in 2018 and created Sherman & Co. six months after our move here. Sherman & Co. was inspired by combining two passions. I had a huge love for Himalayan Salt Lamps and my husband, Mike, loved to burn candles. Unable to locate candles with Himalayan salts, we decided to create our own! We purchased our containers from thrift stores and carefully selected our sustainable soy, Himalayan salts, and plant-based essential oils. We made additional candles to sell at local markets on the side. After almost selling out each time, we realized it was more than just a hobby.
Fast forward to 2020, and we are creating a brand. Encouraging a reusable lifestyle and discouraging the use of single use plastic. We’ve narrowed in on the little steps that make big changes in our products: 100% recycled paper labels, biodegradable warning labels, and compostable twine. We want you, our customers, to be proud about purchasing a product that has a reduced carbon footprint. And instead of ending up in a landfill, you are giving our thrifted containers another life as a beautiful candle!
With summer fast approaching, we would normally be gearing up production of candles for the flurry of markets! Given these unprecedented times, we are shifting our focus to online sales and participating in online markets. We hope our candles will bring a little bit of joy and relaxation to you or someone you care about. Thank you for supporting small businesses. We have more things in the works, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and join our newsletter to keep in touch and up to date! And most importantly, we hope you and your family stay safe.
Teria & Mike Sherman