Our History

Designers & Their Wax was founded in 1969 by Bob & Betty Cromwell, using techniques Bob brought to the US from a candle-making apprenticeship served in Japan. Late that year the first Designers' candles were produced - our famous, hand-dipped tapers and patchouli votives ... it was the 60's after all!


Since 1969 the company and the product line has grown significantly, but the manufacturing techniques and processes remain exactly the same. In the summer of 2003 Bob and Betty happily retired and the company was purchased by our current owners, David & Shirley Brogan.


Ownership may have changed but our objective today remains the same as in 1969 - that is to provide you with Candles of Outstanding Quality and Exceptional Value!