The Story Behind Vance Kitira
The Vance Kitira brand was established in 1993 in the Thai province of Rayong by the forester Vance Kitira. Since 1993 Vance Kitira has grown into a large and very well respected brand in USA, Canada, Australia and in Europe through their cooperation with Lübech Living.
The collection started with the production of the very well known Timber Candles®. Vance made his first candles inside bamboo – this provided the special structure which to this day is the signature of all Timber Candles® and also explains the patented and recognizable bamboo strip which is tied around all the Timber Candles®. Apart from using the bamboo to make the candles Vance Kitira also made a significant choice in this business when choosing to use food grade paraffin to create his candles. A paraffin which is purified and cleansed for impure particles intended for use in the food industry and considered by many to be too good a quality for candle production.
Today Vance Kitira combines his two worlds. In his native Thailand he gets his inspiration and spiritual guidance and in his second country USA he gets the strong energy and feeling that everything is possible. Vance Kitira is a brand which oozes soul and the clear love to nature and all of its simplicity is very evident in the entire collection. All products are handmade and production is concentrated around the Rayong province where Vance Kitira can support his local community.
Today almost 30 years later the Timber® Candles are sold world wide and are still the company’s bestseller and trademark.