There are very few new products today which are so successful that they sell out their complete stock at their launch but that is what happened with Isle O’ Calm.
Isle O’Calm is a range of candle making packs with scents of: Sea Breeze, Sugar and Spice and Vanilla. Monday, 18th of March was the launch of the product range by students from the Stepping Stones and Preparation for Progression courses at Orkney College, UHI.
Some of the Orkney businesses were also there on the night who had given advice and support to the students during the process: Elsa Tait Design, Toumal Art Studio, and Ortak.
The Isle O’ Calm team is made up of 8 students who produced a high quality candle making pack taking account of using environmentally friendly materials. Soya wax was used so that the candles would be vegan friendly. I was really impressed with this attention to detail.
The 3 stalls reflected the different scents available and the students were excellent in explaining what their product was about. They also explained why it was important to them that the money raised would be going to Y People to support mental health services for young people in Orkney.
Reporter: Fiona Grahame