We’ve been working hard to get Nuries out by this January and recently returned from a trip to India exploring both the essential oils and the match stick manufacturing.
After reading the Atlantic article about Kannauj where they make perfume from the rain, we got really excited to explore that area. It turns out that Kannauj has been extracting essential oils for over 7000 years and we found a great producer of oil who still uses traditional clay pot and dung/wood fire extraction processes. Here’s a short video of Kannauj and the factory where Nuries will get their scent from 🙂
[PS, if you want to purchase some of the extra oils we picked up, you can from our Nuries Etsy page :D]
After we picked up a ton of scents we headed down to the match and firework capital of the country in a city called Sivakasi. There we met with a few companies and selected Asia Pacific to do our manufacturing. The factory we visited has been around for over 40 years and they have both traditional and modern manufacturing. Here’s a tour 🙂