Recalling a favorite Chinese proverb, "Better to light a candle than curse the darkness," Amnesty International founder, Peter Benenson once asked one of the original members of the group to design an emblem. The candle encircled by barbed wire became the now-iconic symbol of the organization, and the first Amnesty International candle was lit in London at St Martins-in-the-Fields parish in 1961.
This year, to mark Human Rights Day on December 10th, long-time Amnesty International supporter Alice Temperley has partnered up with the human rights organization to help shine light on the world's darkest corners with a gorgeous fragrant candle.
It is lusciously scented with Blackcurrant, Rose, Frangipani & Ylang Ylang (top notes); Orange Blossom, Jasmine & Violet (middle notes); and Patchouli, Vanilla & Chocolate (base notes). All proceeds of the candle will go directly to Amnesty to support the many campaigns and initiatives it spearheads each year, upholding and recognising human rights around the world.
“I am thrilled to be working with Amnesty International again, producing a candle for this Christmas," explains the designer, having previously supported Amnesty through photography exhibitions and events. "The symbol of the candle highlights perfectly the hope that Amnesty gives to so many people around the world by improving human rights. I am very pleased to be helping to spread this message and hope many people will support the cause."Available for a limited time at TemperleyLondon.com and AmnestyShop.org.uk.
- Lesley Scott
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