Eleventh Candle

How social enterprise Eleventh Candle combines human-trafficking mission with candle sales in new shops.

Eleventh Candle Co., a social enterprise dedicated to hiring women who have survived human trafficking, exploitation and addiction, plans to open its second and third locations soon.

The company will open its second site as a free-standing kiosk at Polaris Fashion Place across from the Apple store on Oct. 5. Its third location is expected to open Nov. 1 as a temporary store at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing by the downstairs Starbucks.

The nonprofit candle-making company’s first location opened in April in the Madery, a “maker and market space” aimed at providing a home for a series of social enterprises, in the basement of the Kilbourne Memorial Building, 752 High St., on Worthington’s Village Green.

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