Vance Kitira

Vance Kitira International is a wholesale distributor of handcrafted candles and accessories, incense, home decor, and objects d’art. 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.


Vance shares two worlds, drawing inspiration and spiritual growth from his native Thailand, and energy with a sense of endless possibilities from his adopted country, the United States. He often travels throughout the world and is always fascinated by the simplicity of Nature. His desire to capture that beauty is evidenced through his designs. His products can be found in high-end independent gift and specialty stores throughout the United States.

Timber® Candles are known throughout the industry as the ORIGINAL hand-poured, distress-textured candles. They display a warm glow and boast phenomenally long burn times. 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.
Our Timber Candles have been tested by the independent SGS Laboratory in France. We are pleased to announce that results have confirmed our candles are indeed clean-burning and environmentally friendly.