Our Story

The Journey Toward Light

I’m Cari Hahn, owner and creator of Karma and Kinds and Clutch and Kindle, our new men's line. Through Karma, I’ve blended my background in art therapy with my own need to emerge from darkness to create light in my life and the lives of others. For me, darkness came on April 15, 2016, in the form of a breast cancer diagnosis, and while this was indeed a dark time for me and my family, my training provided me with the tools of creative expression that can foster healing and support mental well-being. 


After finishing treatment in late 2016, I looked at my life and started to assess what needed to change. This time of deep searching revealed many things, including all of the toxic products in my home that were designed to make me feel better, but that I knew were making me and many other people feel worse. I needed a creative outlet, and I wanted to return to my healing roots. But more importantly, I wanted to share the healing I was experiencing with anyone who needed it. I believe what we put out into this world is undoubtedly what we receive in return. That was the start of Karma and Kinds. 


“Let light shine out of darkness”


All of our fragrances and soy candles are all natural, handmade, and environmentally-safe from start to finish. Each batch is hand-poured in Carmel, Indiana. Every product  I make is infused with my heartfelt, best wishes that the light I discovered will carry through to anyone who receives one of our products. We are thoughtful gifting for all of life's occasions. 

In January of 2021, my husband and I launched our men's line, Clutch and Kindle.  Matt has been a firefighter in Indianapolis for over 20 years. It started with a 7 lb. ammo box candle. We now offer rollerball cologne, soy candles, room sprays and repurposed fire hose items. Our fire hose hats can be custom ordered. We give back 10% of all proceeds from our men's line to foundations that are near and dear to us. Many of the foundations we work with give back to firefighters suffering from PTSD, addiction or illness. 


Wishing you life, love, light and good karma -- always!

Matt & Cari 

Matt & Cari Hahn