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January 17th 2023

2023 Entrants - Cotton and Grey

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Company Name - Cotton & Grey Ltd

Products Entered

Relaxation Candles, Bath Time Candles, Remembrance Candles, Time for Collection and Just to say... Collection

Tell us about your business

Our first product, Twenty Minute Candles, came about when we put together a small box of beeswax candles and handwritten affirmation cards for a close friend who was struggling in lockdown to help her relax and restore her well-being… and she loved them. Six months later we found ourselves proud Finalists in last years Gift of the Year!

Tell us about the products you have entered

Relaxation Candles: All about encouraging people to take twenty minutes of guilt-free time out of their day to aid their mental health and improve wellbeing.

Bath Time Candles: Bathe in the glow of candlelight. Light a candle or two and relax. Soak in fragrant bubbles and watch the gentle flame for twenty peaceful minutes.

Remembrance Candles: Honour and reflect the memory of a loved one with this most thoughtful of gifts by lighting a candle and watching the flame. A special way to pause and remember the precious memory of a loved one.

Time for Collection: Sixteen reasons to take twenty minutes for yourself that will appeal to a wide variety of moods and mindsets. With a stylish outer that emulates wrapping paper, each box includes twelve pure beeswax candles that burn for at least twenty minutes, a ceramic candle holder and a ‘Time is Precious’ card inside to complete this most thoughtful gift.

Just to say... Collection: These have all the sentiment of a Greetings Card combined with our relaxation candles. Each set contains twelve pure beeswax candles and a ceramic holder, presented in a stylish monochrome or gift wrap styled box that includes a ‘With Love’ card that can be personalised with a handwritten note if desired.

Why did you choose to enter the GOTY competition? have you entered in the past and has it helped your brand grow?

We were delighted to make it to the final of last year's Contemporary Gift category with our Twenty Minute Candles. It helped establish our brand quickly and positively within a time frame that would have required a lot of paid advertising to achieve the same prominence.

What other products will you be bringing to market in 2023

'A little box of' Collection that includes sixteen great titles. All pure beeswax, these relaxation candles come wrapped in a life-affirming message to lift the spirits and enhance mental health. Each candle burns for twenty minutes, allowing a period of calm in the beautiful flickering light, enabling you to reflect on the words you have been gifted.

Where can your products be purchased

Online, by phone or via the following trade shows: Top Drawer, Spring Fair, Scottish Trade Fair, PG Live, Harrogate Home & Gift, Autumn Fair and Autumn Top Drawer.


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January 17th 2023

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