"Founded in 1993 by a forester - Vance Kitira, the company has been driven by his inspiration for more than 20 years to create nature-inspired and nurtured products. --- Timber® Candles are known throughout the industry as the ORIGINAL hand-poured, distress-textured candles... Our fully-refined, food-grade paraffin wax has been hydro treated to remove impurities and color. The result is a wax that is water clear, odorless and smokeless during burning. We use only 100% cotton wicks from the U.S. and fine dyes from Germany. --- Vance Kitira palm strip, bamboo string and signature knot, sets us apart!"