April is World Autism Awareness month. We are proud to highlight a company and products that support autism research and awareness. I have always loved the idea of supporting & celebrating goods that give back. NEST Fragrances is a lovely example of this idea, with the Blue Garden line, of which we carry the candle and diffuser. It was the first thing I added to our order when we initially brought the line into the shops. I have been so fortunate to get to know Laura Slatkin, the founder of NEST. The photo at the end of the post of the two of us at a swell party at her home in the city when I was buying at the New York show a few years ago. Below are a few words from Laura and a bit about her involvement with Autism Speaks.
“I have always said that everything I do to support the field of autism is done in honor of my son David who was diagnosed with autism 15 years ago at 17-months-old, and that has not changed,” said Laura Slatkin, Founder and Executive Chairman of NEST Fragrances and member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks. “We have made significant progress in the field of autism since 2001 but David remains severely impaired, and there is still much more to be accomplished. The NEST Fragrances Blue Garden Home Fragrance Collection benefits Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. What began in 2010 as one scented candle designed to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Autism Speaks and raise awareness and funds for autism research, Blue Garden has since blossomed into a complete collection of six home fragrance products. A portion of proceeds from the full collection goes directly to Autism Speaks.
In addition to Watson Kennedy, Blue Garden is sold at fine retailers around the globe. It is a gift that gives back in so many ways. We are honored to have it among our offerings. Goods doing good!