Browse our Marketplace- an online display of the products and businesses which have been developed by our Enactus UK Teams or members of our Enactus UK Alumni network!
Edinburgh Candle Company
The Edinburgh Candle Company is a social enterprise developed by the Enactus team at Edinburgh University. They provide a platform for long-term unemployed women to develop their skills and gain an income by making and selling candles from home.
Through the project, the women they work with learn how to manage their supplies and accounts and gain skills in marketing, sales and product development. additionally, the team organises employability workshops and offer support to the women with their CV's, cover letters and job interviews.
The candles are hand poured using high-quality fragrance and 100% natural soy wax, which burns 3x longer than standard paraffin wax and emits zero CO2 emissions. Using only unbleached cotton wicks, the candles come in 5 different scents in 30cl glass containers. All materials are sourced locally and are all vegan, GMO-free and created without any dyes or enhancers.
Prices start from £8
Care Package Co
Sent with Love. Open with Care.
Care Package Co was founded by an Enactus Alumnus, they specialise in creating care packages that encourage Self-Care! They also partner with charities and medical experts to create Care Packages that make useful and thoughtful gifts to those who may be experiencing an illness.
One fantastic example is the Chemotherapy Care Package which was designed with a Cancer Services Charity to ensure all of the products in the package are chemotherapy friendly and then 20% of the profit from each package goes back to supporting the Charity.
We have recently partnered with Care Package Co to create the student 'Changemakers' Care Package, designed to inspire incredible project ideas and promote self-care by including some lovely treats!
Prices start from £17.50
Save the Woman - Jewellery Enterprise
Save the Woman is an enterprise which was created by the Enactus team at Teesside University.
Save the Woman works with vulnerable women, female inmates and ex-offenders to reduce the rate of re-offending in Nigeria. The team work with three partner prisons in Lagos and Ogun State and have developed a programme where they pass on transferable, practical skills through teaching the women how to make jewellery. This programme also provides support to the women once they leave the prison system to aid their reintegration into society.
Made with locally sourced materials, the jewellery is then sold in their online Etsy shop with all profits going back into funding the project and to the women.
Prices start from £29.99