Kin & Care began with a chance encounter, then a casual conversation between two immigrant women. Pleasantries were exchanged, stories were told, and the conversation slowly grew into something a lot more personal: expressing empathy for the challenges immigrant women experience as they try to find opportunities and kinship in their new home, and an understanding of the commonality of those challenges, regardless of the many different ways immigrants arrive. Out of chance came a vision: To create a company with products made by immigrant women in the Washington, DC area - thereby empowering these women to build a place of their own for themselves and for their families. But what kind of products? Candles! Hand poured, small batch, wonderfully fragrant candles to be exact. Made at home to provide security and accommodate flexible schedules. And scalable so that opportunities for refugee women grow as the brand evolves.