Shearer Candles Factory in the 50's
Lighting up lives
Founded in 1897 by Mr Shearer and Mr Harvey on the outskirts of Glasgow, Shearer Candles is the UK's longest established lifestyle candle company. Messrs Shearer and Harvey had worked as chandlers in the Candleriggs district, historically the heart of candle making. At that time, customers still bought their ingredients before the candles were made to order. Throughout its long history the business has always been family run. When the last of the Shearers retired in 1972 the present owners, the Barnet family, took over and is now in its third generation. While much has changed, the artisanal approach, attention to detail and craftsmanship first pioneered by Mr Shearer and Mr Harvey still underpin everything we do. Over a century later, Shearer Candles prides itself on delivering high quality candles that contain only the finest ingredients. We're still a family business, but our customers today include leading retailers, hotels and restaurants, not to mention the candle lovers of all persuasions - who can't help but fall for our beautifully crafted candle collections.