Gløde is a candle club that celebrates craftsmanship, community and seasonality.
Taking inspiration from the rhythms of the British seasons, we release limited edition bundles of beeswax dinner candles in seasonal colours four times a year.
Our candles are hand-dipped in small batches by a community of artisans across the UK. They are made from natural beeswax which burns brighter and cleaner than other types of wax and gives them a delicate honey aroma.
The idea for Gløde was inspired by a year of slow-living in Denmark. A country where candlelight is synonymous with togetherness – spending time at home with loved ones, sharing food and conversation – and where the simple act of lighting a candle is embedded in the culture as an everyday ritual.
Gløde champions this art of slowing down. Our candles are made to be savoured not saved. They are for solo evenings at home and long unhurried dinners with friends. They are for Winter nights and Midsummer gatherings. They are for celebration and reflection.
The name Gløde comes from the Danish word “glød” which means glow.
How it works
Our limited edition bundles contain 3 pairs of hand-dipped beeswax dinner candles in seasonal colours.
Each bundle comes in one of our signature Gløde boxes. A different colour for every season, our boxes are designed to be collected and cherished. Add them to your bookshelves, fill them with seasonal memories and keepsakes.
Bundles can be purchased as a one-off, or subscribe to our seasonal subscription to receive quarterly.
Our candles are hand-made in the UK by a community of artisans. We celebrate signs of the maker’s hand and subtle variations in the shape, size and colour of the candles are to be expected.
Natural beeswax candles ‘bloom’ – this means that over time, and due to changes in temperature or conditions, a white misty substance may appear on the surface of the candle. This is natural and harmless and can be easily removed with a lint-free cloth if desired.
Dimensions: approx. h250mm x ø22mm.
Burn time: approx. 8-10 hours per candle.
Always trim the cotton wick to 10mm before lighting.
Keep lit candles away from heat, draughts, fans and air conditioning units.
Keep candles at least 10cm apart.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Extinguish the flame when it gets too close to the candlestick, holder or container.
Winter: December launch
Spring: March launch
Summer: June launch
Autumn: September launch
Bundles will be sent out to subscribers in the first week of each launch month.
Responsibility and accountability are central to our brand values. Sustainability is a long-term commitment and we will endeavour to be as transparent as possible about our business practices and products. This is why we value a local supply chain, so we can build intimate, lasting relationships with our partners and work closely together towards our sustainability goals.
Our candles are made from natural beeswax, sourced in the UK. Beeswax is clean-burning, naturally renewable and produces a warm, golden glow when burned, on the same spectrum as sunlight. To achieve our seasonal colours we use small amounts of ecological, non-toxic colour dyes.
Our signature Gløde boxes are made from responsibly sourced and recycled materials.
Our postal packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. Please reuse or recycle it.