Recent interview with Cosondra Sjostrom, Founder at ATMOSVU:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: ATMOSVU is a global candle company with a focus on sustainability, design and luxury scents. ATMOSVU’s key innovative products are our Reusable Candle System and Refill Candles. The Reusable Candle System consists of two parts: a washable insert and an exterior holder. This system is used with identically shaped Refill Candles, which are shipped in biodegradable containers, and includes safety features to help protect the user and furniture from burns. Additionally, it also stabilizes the candle’s wick-tabs to allow all of the wax to burn to the bottom of the container safely, without fear of it breaking.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Our Reusable Candle System and Refill Candles are now selling globally and our luxury curated scents for 2023 are Xie Xie Lemongrass, ATMOSVU 21, Dyakuyu Pumpkin Spice, Grazie Lavender Rain, Gracias Rose Oud, Tack Coffee Fika, Merci Champagne, and Arigato Autumn.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: ATMOSVU’s patent pending system and methodology allows for less wasteful candle usage and production processes and will transform the candle industry by reducing the amount of single-use candle container and wax waste.
The candle industry is a continuously growing multi-billion-dollar global industry in need of a change to reduce environmental impacts. According to a study conducted by Zion Market Research, ‘the global candle market was for $8.38 billion in 2019 and this number is expected to reach $13.72 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 6.3%.’
Unfortunately, on a global scale almost 90% of the scented candle are sold in glass containers. According to Sioneer Research ‘75% of all glass that enters the waste system ends up in landfills and glass is estimated to take over 1 to 2 million years for just a single glass bottle to decompose.’ Glass candle container landfill waste is higher at approximately 92% because the containers have remaining wax in them and cannot be processed. On top of theses drastically disappointing numbers recycling takes valuable resources to complete.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We aim to make a positive impact on the outmoded candle industry by showing that there is a demand for reusable candle systems and people do care enough to make a shift. We have made the refill candle replacement process a seamless and no mess solution with our Refill Candles and the Reusable Candle System’s design and materials (such as the wide mouth top opening feature of the metal insert) also ease the refill candle replacement process.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: All of our luxury scents are vegan and cruelty-free. An important part of ATMOSVU’s vision is to create luxurious atmospheres with our created scents. It is our belief that scented candles should smell amazing and also be full-bodied, unisex, naturally colored, cruelty-free and made with vegan ingredients. We use a three ultra thin wick design to increase the size of the melt pool to maximize scent throw and reduce sooting and smoke. We will never use colorants or dyes. Most colorants and dyes are environmentally damaging, not cruelty-free, not vegan, and a waste of resources.