What once started as a craft hobby, is now a hand-crafted and thriving business.

Marc Gaskins, an avid fisherman and ecommerce entrepreneur, starting hand-pouring candles in Charleston, South Carolina as a side hobby. Between scouring the beach for shark teeth with his trusted pup Bear, and enjoying Charleston’s craft beer scene, Gaskins grew his hobby and Meeting & Market Candles was born.

Meeting & Market Candles—named after a well-known intersection in Charleston— are still hand-poured, cotton-wicked, labeled and polished by Gaskins and his Charleston team (including Bear, of course). 

Our mission is to make top notch, strong, and enjoyable candles in fascinating scents for you to explore and enjoy.