About Us

Who is behind Fayora? 

Fayora is a one woman owned and operated business based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Fayora was founded and is operated by indigenous entrepreneur; Faye Mateni. Faye has lived in Tāmaki Makaurau for all of her life, she is Tongan from a village called Lapaha and Māori from an Iwi called Ngati Porou. 

About Us:

Fayora creates divine aroma's that are handcrafted to perfection. Our creations are homemade, hand-poured, vegan & cruelty-free certified. We pride ourselves on trying to be eco-conscious by using soy wax to make our candles as soy wax is biodegradable and from renewable, all-natural resources. We pride ourselves on not just making a positive impact on sustainable gift giving in Aotearoa but also representing our people in our industry. We look to the future by giving back to our community through our Candle Making Workshops we facilitate, sharing our skills, knowledge and creating a safe space for our community. Through our creations and love for creativity we bring Aotearoa our gift store. 

Our Goal:

We aim to bring light, love, peace and clarity to ones soul with our creations. Offering sustainable, unique gift giving options in Aotearoa while representing our Pacific & Maori people in our industry.  

Where did the name Fayora come from and what does it mean? 

The name Fayora has a mixture of meanings. The “Fay” in Fayora is for Faye, after our grandmother Faye whom is our namesake. Faye means Fairy in Middle English which is why our logo is a fairy. Fairies are mystical beings that are beautiful and magical, this gives the feeling of what Fayora creations are.“Ora” in Fayora means life in Te Reo Maori which to me resonates with how I feel about crystals & candles, full of life and light. Candles bring light to your life physically & crystals bring light to your life spiritually. Fayora has the sound of Aura which is important to us as crystals and candles can set the tone for a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Your home is the most important place as it is your safe place, create a calm, peaceful, relaxing aura in our home with Fayora Candles.

What inspired you to create Fayora?

Fayora was created off the back of a global pandemic. As a creator I have always had a passion for making candles and I have always loved crystals therefore I started making crystal candles as a way to distract myself from the reality of not being able to see my family during lockdown in result of COVID. I found a comfort in creating candles and surrounding myself around crystals therefore the first candle we had created was The Moheofo Candle which is named it after my grandmother Moheofo, as a way to remember that although I couldn’t be with her not see her -she is always be with me in spirit. The name Fayora came from my namesake my grandmother Faye as that is where “Fay” in Fayora came from. Fayora is made off the people we love the most & honoring them and with Fayora we bring you what we love the most, our creations. I started candle making as hobby and it soon became a business venture and Fayora became established in September 2021 as I wanted to release my candles to Aotearoa as I knew my creations were never seen before & unique. I wanted to contribute to sustainable gift giving ideas in Aotearoa along with giving our people a wide variety of gift stores when it comes to gifting to our loved ones.


What sets us apart  

Every candle we produce is authentic, we follow our vision’s and intuition vibrating in high frequencies to give you the most of what mother nature has provided to us. Each Fayora candle has a piece of us in it, we have extreme attention to detail which helps us make our candles to the highest standards. We understand that crystals absorb energy & hold energy hence why we make sure we handle our products with much love, respect and care. We understand each crystals spiritual meaning, benefits and how they need to be looked after. We make sure we handle all of our crystals in an appropriate manner by cleansing, charging and appropriately storing each crystal. We believe these are important points to pride ourselves on as we have a wide range of products on our store including crystals, jewelry, crystal beauty products & accessories. We simply just want to bring clarity, love, peace and happiness through our products. We believe we are put on this earth to help direct you to your divine self.