Swazi Candles is situated in the Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland. They have been producing handmade candles since 1981. Their artists and craftsmen produce unique candle designs which are renowned throughout the world. They are a long time member of International Federation of Fair Trading (IFAT) and their founder Tony Marshak is a committed environmentalist and conservationist. He started Swazi Candles after spending time in Berkeley with a friend who was a candle maker. During the Apartheid regime in South Africa, he settled in Swaziland and began Swazi Candles to provide sustainable employment for the Swazi people. He pays employees 3 times the national average and in response to increased international food prices he will be starting a garden for his employees so they can grow their own vegetables.