We are Jessi and Kelli, owners of OKcollective Candle Co., a queer women-owned and operated candle company established in 2016 and based in Downtown Oklahoma City. Everything began because we wanted to build and grow something beautiful and creative together. From all of our planning and dreaming, came a thoughtfully curated brand of candles and home fragrances that are pretty, super fragrant, clean burning, and sassy like us!
We always want our candles to fit seamlessly with your own personal style, make your house or workspace feel like home or be that special gift for a friend or loved one to say thank you. Our candles are always hand poured in small batches and curated to complement any unique style in any home or brick and mortar. We take pride in the sustainability of our brand of all natural soy candles made with cotton wicks and fine fragrance oils in reusable glass jars. We currently sell our candles to retailers in over 700 retail shops across the US, Canada, and the UK.
At the end of 2019, we decided to explore our sillier, boundary pushing, and colorful personality-side, by opening a second retail shop and lifestyle brand called Common Dear, right across the street from our candle manufacturing studio on 9th Street in Automobile Alley. We’re grateful for all of the support our retailers have given us over the years with our candle brand, and having two retail shops allows us to show that same support to many more small brands across the world.
We intentionally curate our Common Dear and OKcollective Candle Co. retail spaces with women-owned, LGBTQIA2S+ owned, AAPI-owned, Black-owned, and Latinx-owned brands that care about empowerment and making the world a better, more equal place for everyone. After many changes in 2020, we decided to move OKcollective’s mini retail shop to inside Common Dear to increase our production space and allow our two brands to come together and be shoppable under one roof.
Common Dear and OKcollective Candle Co. are both located at 3 NW 9th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Our hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays 12-6 and Sundays 12-4.