Swazi Candles, situated in the Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland, has been producing fine handmade candles since 1981. It was started in an old cowshed of a former dairy in 1981 by two South African art graduates and a designer. In those days The Kingdom of Swaziland was a haven of freedom and refuge from the old Apartheid Regime across the border. It proved to be an excellent place for setting up a Craft Cottage industry. The mountainous country side was beautiful; the locals were friendly and receptive to training and soon proved to be fine, hand craft workers and skilled artisans.