We are a supplier of Candles, Candle making materials, Candle accessories & Candle Gift ware, The Norfolk Candle company was originally founded in January 1990 to offer a range of handmade candles and candle accessories, 100% of our wares were then sold through craft fairs, fetes and other events, such as the Royal Norfolk Show. In 2016, we changed our operating status to a limited company (Pastimes ltd), Primarily as a online only supplier of Candle Making and Hobby materials relating to candle making and associated crafts.
In the nineties, the market was without the myriad of suppliers and manufacturers we have today, the internet was a new gadget, yet to catch on, and everything was handmade to order, with 90% of candles sold to just a local audiences, mostly at craft fairs and fetes, very few shops carried stock or had access to the huge array of candles and accessories, that are available today.
Worldwide the candle industry is now a multi billion dollar industry.
However, following decades of far east, machine manufactured candles flooding the market, once again handmade, (I am pleased to say) individually prepared candles are the customers requirements, with the accent on quality again, with traceable origins and a environmentally friendly footprint, candle making has undergone an enormous change and is now one of the most popular and rewarding hobbies worldwide.
With the internet, there are now hundreds of new candle makers/material suppliers, popping up, some stay the course, but many disappear after a couple of years, which makes the market difficult for those of us, for which it is not just a passing phase.
Many candle supply companies, have never made a candle, decorated candles or offer candlesticks, accessories or displays, but we have always offered a diverse range of products, to encompass the whole candle product range.
We offer in our web store a wide range of:
- Craft & Candle Making Supplies
- Oils & Fragrances
- Home & Garden gifts
- Oil Burners & Oil Burner Tablets