The Cost of Craftsmanship: Inside Imperial Candles’ Pricing.
You asked, and we’re answering – unravelling the mystery behind the pricing of our beloved products. “Why are your products priced as they are?” is a question we encounter often on social media, and we’re here to tell you more about what goes into making your favourite Imperial Candles.
A FOCUS ON QUALITY
Our uncompromising commitment to quality is a hallmark of Imperial Candles. Every single product, from our candles to our Bath & Body ranges, is crafted with an unwavering focus on superior ingredients. We use natural soy wax, premium fragrance oils, and cotton wicks to ensure our candles are the best choice for individuals with sensitivities or for those with pets.
A Deep Dive into Our Ingredients.
We meticulously choose and rigorously test all ingredients that make their way into our Bath & Body collection. Our goal is to guarantee that each product not only pampers your skin but is also safe and effective.
While opting for high-calibre ingredients can escalate costs, sometimes making our products up a lot more expensive to produce, we view this as a necessary investment. For instance, we use Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) which is derived from coconut and palm oils in our bath bombs instead of the cheaper, lab-made SLS which the majority of companies will use.
HANDMADE IN THE UK
The vast majority of candles available in the market are a product of mass production, often crafted in countries where labour costs are significantly lower.
In contrast, every Imperial Candle is meticulously handcrafted in our family-owned candle factory in Kenilworth. Each piece is a testament to the skill, dedication, and passion of our remarkable team. We’re not just making candles; we’re creating pieces of art infused with love and meticulous care, ensuring that you receive a product that’s as unique as it is captivating.
While being “Handmade in the UK” comes with its own price tag, it’s a testament to the impeccable quality and craftsmanship that we steadfastly uphold. We wear it as a badge of honour, knowing every creation is infused with a touch of British elegance, ready to grace your spaces with unrivalled charm and sophistication.
A COMMITMENT TO GOOD DESIGN
The allure of minimalism is undeniable, but have you ever felt a yearning for something more unique, more intricate? At Imperial Candles, we elevate the art of candle design so in a world of repetitive aesthetics, we’re the touch of distinctiveness you’ve sought.
It’s not a swift process – crafting such beauty can take up to two weeks just to perfect a label. But in this intricate dance of design, patience is a virtue we hold dear.
Every curve, colour, and element begins as a hand-drawn sketch or painting, later transformed into the digital artwork gracing our products. It’s a world apart from the uniformity that often defines today’s aesthetic landscape.
We pride ourselves on our uniqueness, an identity carved from our unwavering commitment to the minutest details. While others may attempt to emulate our approach, the authenticity of our passion and precision is unmistakable. Imperial Candles stand as testaments to the art of meticulous design.
Our dedication refuses to be compromised.
THE HIDDEN SURPRISE
We sometimes encounter queries questioning the essence of embedding a jewel in a candle. It’s a valid curiosity, and here’s our take: Candles and jewellery individually stand as classic, cherished gifts. Imagine the magic of uniting these two worlds, conjuring an enchanting gifting experience!
It is simply the only gift that you can surprise even yourself with, not just a product but an experience you and your loved ones will cherish long after the last flicker.
We maintain our commitment to quality when it comes to the jewellery we hide. We’re privileged to nurture esteemed partnerships with renowned jewellery suppliers across the UK and Europe. This alliance empowers us to weave the elegance of 925 Sterling Silver and yellow/White Gold jewels into our candles.
And if you ever wondered how we can afford to include one in every single candle, our secret lies in the economies of scale. We acquire these exquisite pieces in bulk at competitive prices, akin to any other established jewellery brand.
For our limited edition collections, we take it to the next level and we even design signature jewellery designs warranting additional time and investment to attain perfection.
PS: A little gem of a fact for you – every piece of jewellery embedded in our candles is meticulously crafted by hand. Every curve polished, every stone set with precision, imbuing a personal touch that makes each unveiling a unique discovery!
Indeed, Imperial Candles might carry a price tag that is a notch above the most commonplace candles, but it’s essential to consider the unparalleled value encapsulated within each piece.
We are consistently attentive to our customers’ needs and concerns. Maintaining affordable pricing is a commitment we hold firmly, even amidst the challenging economic landscape. In recent years, we’ve navigated through the financial headwinds stirred by COVID-19 and Brexit, events that have escalated costs visibly, a reality echoed on the price tags of goods on store shelves. Despite these challenges, we were the last to take such a step and we strive to keep our price increases minimal, ensuring our candles remain accessible while retaining their exceptional quality.
Our pricing, a harmonious dance of quality and value, is crafted with every segment of our diverse customer base in mind. To some, our products may exude an aura of luxury that seems too generous for the price, while others might perceive them as a premium indulgence. However, a nuanced glance at the market reveals that our candles are competitively, if not more affordably, priced – and this is before the revelation of the concealed gem that waits to be discovered.
Regardless of the economic hurdles, our pledge to you remains unwavering. We stand resolute, a brand deeply rooted in passion, meticulous attention to detail, and the unyielding desire to offer an unparalleled experience. We won’t waver from our essence, ensuring that each creation encapsulates the exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional quality that defines us.