Where It All Began
Minetta Wax Co.’s line of artisan candles was founded in early 2020 by New York City-native and Black creative, Anthony Lawson. Over the course of his time living on Minetta Lane, a quaint street tucked within the West side of Manhattan, Lawson felt a deep connection to the overlooked iconic Black history of the location. In the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century, Minetta Lane was known to be a thriving Black community referred to as Little Africa, a place where Black merchants not only prospered, but lived hand in hand with people of all cultures and ethnicities.
Every product that bears the Minetta Wax label is a testament to our unwavering commitment to craftsmanship. Our dedicated artisans pour their expertise and passion into every candle, wax melt, and wax accessory we create. We meticulously select the finest raw materials, from pure, sustainably sourced waxes to premium fragrances, ensuring that each product meets our exacting standards.
HANDMADE WITH LOVE
company slogan is "Artfully Curated: From fragrant spaces, to iliminated Worlds , we spark JOY!" Minetta Wax Co's line of artisan candles pay homage to Founder, Anthony Lawson's great aunts of Forrest, Mississippi, and our Chandlery's location in what was once New York City's "Little Africa". Each of our handcrafted fragrances takes its name from Lawson's ancestors; Vignetta (Sandalwood), Lily Bee (Black Currant), Rosie Mae (Oud Wood), Girtrude (Vetiver), and Ruth Pearl (Fig). History Minetta Wax Co was founded by Anthony Lawson in 2020 to shed light upon Minetta Lane's much overlooked history as part of Little Africa. In the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century, Minetta Lane was part of a thriving black community referred to as Little Africa, a place where black people not only prosperred but lived hand in hand with people of all different kinds. @minettawaxco
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