I launched Hummingbird in January of 2019. My husband had just retired from the US ARMY after 21 years of service and followed his dreams to become an entrepreneur and custom wood furniture maker. We quickly realized that his business wasn't going to work unless we were both in it.
But being the Feminist that I am I told him…
"I'm coming to help…but I've gotta have my own thing too."
Ever since I was little I had a huge heart for the environment. Having children made me even more conscious of the products we brought into our home. I became increasingly frustrated at how hard it was to find candles that were good for the environment and not filled with harmful ingredients. My goal was to marry my love for Empowering Womxn and the Environment… in a sustainable way.
9 months later we had created Earth-friendly delicious coconut wax candles and fragrance products that could be hand-poured in house by Womxn in our own community. We are proud to create jobs that pay fair wages and provide a work life balance that those who identify as women need. Every month we donate to organizations that support women locally and globally.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think my “little” candle line would end up being our saving grace when COVID hit. In 2020 we made the hard decision to close my husbands shop. Our community rallied around us and Hummingbird flew even higher! Our company started with just $6,000 and God's goodness. 3 years later we have two locations and now our candles are sold in shops all over the country!
Thank you for supporting a Black-Owned, Woman-Owned, Small Business, and the Womxn who work alongside me!
Tianna Dean & The Hummingbird Team