Occult Lifestyle & Magickal Supply
Five Corners Co is a shop of hand made products for occult lifestyle and supply, owned and operated by Jonny Candle and Sammy Darko out of Frankfort, Kentucky. Most of our offerings are handmade using raw materials of only the finest quality. We've been at our craft for a while, dating as far back as 2015. In 2021, we decided that Five Corners Co is the perfect outlet to share what we do with our customers - helping to improve the efficacy and method of occult practices today.
Even under the pressure of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we go out of our way to ensure that every product meets strict guidelines - minimal waste, sustainable materials, ethical trading, and the absence of harmful chemicals. Even the paraffin wax that we use for our most popular candle items is a highly refined wax that has undergone several processes to be clean burning and free of potential debris.
Jonny & Sammy have backgrounds in metaphysical and esoteric practice including Herbalism, Reiki, and Divination.
All Corners Magick
What are the five corners, you ask? Five Corners Co incorporates all of the five elements into its business model; earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. We do so by offering a variety of candles (fire), hand-dipped incense (air), body care (water), various crystals, gemstones, and salts (earth), and finally, remote, psychic services and divinations (spirit).
Sustainability & Eco-Conscious
At Five Corners Co, we strive to leave the smallest possible waste footprint. Here are just a few of the ways we do this:
Brick and mortar vs. online only: We operate strictly online; from our marketing campaigns to our points-of-sale. By utilizing the numerous eCommerce channels as well as social media platforms available to us, we cut down on unneeded paper waste and packaging, eliminate the need for transport (customers driving to-from a physical location), and finally, we make use of less overall electricity, because we only operate from our home base.
"Online shopping at large retailers in the United States is 17% more carbon-efficient than visiting traditional stores. Ecommerce companies look well placed to make this transition (pathway to zero emissions) due to their greater control over the logistics chain." - Generation Foundation
You can read more about brick-and-mortar vs. eCommerce here.
Order packaging: At the start of Five Corners Co, we used a lot of paper for marketing that went into our packages. Once we stopped to realize this, we assessed the issue, and have cut down our packaging waste by 40 percent* during the third and forth quarters of this year alone.
We currently only send an invoice and one marketing slip in our orders; both using only black ink on recycled paper. And, since the beginning, we use biodegradable packing peanuts in our customer's orders.
And, like all things, we're always brainstorming and bearing in mind ways to lower all areas of waste.
Five Corners Co owners Jonny Candle and Sammy Darko do not hold back on what is important them, and their values transpire in all that they do on a daily basis - both are vehemently pro-women, pro-choice, pro-progression, pro-LGBTQIA+, pro-POC (People of Color), and pro-Earth.
We don't, for one minute, forget or take for granted the sacrifices that our sisters (and brothers) have made, and all the ways that these beautiful beings have paved the way.
Five Corners Co is committed to transparency, acceptance and understanding, and being a part of/and encouraging a safe and inclusive space for all, whenever and however possible.