About

Upside Goods Co. Owner + Maker, Ashley FathergillHi, I'm Ashley, owner and maker of Upside Goods Co.


I started UGC after the world was introduced to COVID-19.  I wish there was a more glamorous story behind it, but this is it.  After many months of experiencing heightened anxiety and bouts of depression, I knew I needed to focus my energy somewhere and on something.  I've always been the woman who shops the aisles of Home Goods and Target for candles. It's like being a kid in the toy aisle, except for me it's candles.  Finding a scent, vessel, sale or all of the above was a good day.  
I decided that after living groundhogs day(s), from my other businesses being shut down and doing all of the puzzles in my house that I would make a candle.  From there it escalated quickly.  I became obsessed with learning what goes into a candle, how to make them burn better, longer, stronger and cleaner.  I started to pay attention to the candles that I was buying and what ingredients are in them.  Turns out making candles is pretty tough and quite expensive, but I enjoy it. If there is such a thing as a candle sommelier, I'm it.  But until a better name comes along, I'm a chandler!
Upside is a collaboration between the great pivot needed for me in 2020 and an overall sense of creating our space to be cozy all while focusing on a cause, giving back.  It's at the center of all that I do and UGC is no different.  Light a candle in the darkness while we shine that light on Mental Health Awareness + Wellness initiatives.

 

Favorite Scent right now - Palo Santo + Sage
What I'm listening to while making candles - Armchair Expert or Untamed (on repeat)

 Who we just donated to - The Loveland Foundation