Our reputation as industry leaders and our commitment to service and sell-through is key to our long-term manufacturing partnerships. We understand retail and have a proven track record with brands at the top of the market.
Our global forecasting team offers a savvy understanding of incoming trends and current retail climates to strengthen precise decision-making.
Our in-house fragrance consultancy offers high-touch, bespoke fragrance development and design that establishes consumer loyalty and cult classic scents that win at market.
GLOBAL STRATEGIC SOURCING
We support the procurement of materials that achieve design goals, span targeted price points and provide the expertise to de-risk supply chain challenges. Our expansive vessel and materials library is globally sourced and ever-expanding.
THROUGHOUT OUR 25+ YEAR HERITAGE, WE HAVE CONSISTENTLY
OFFERED ON-TREND PRODUCTS ACROSS MULTIPLE CATEGORIES AND CHANNELS THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE, AND JUST THE RIGHT FIT.
Our incredible team of scientists develops new products and supports our production by testing all of the raw ingredients that come through our doors. The lab individually formulates the wax blend, color, fragrance load, and wick for each and every new candle we make, offering options from better to best in the industry
No matter the ask, we deliver expertly crafted fragrance. From boutique to mass retail, we listen intently to provide customer solutions that fit project goals and win at market. We focus on hitting price points with thoughtful material selections and formulations that meet select environmental and safety standards, and share options to improve cost and output while reducing supply chain risk.
The following examples show the creativity and prowess of our team to meet project needs with inspired and efficient solutions:
Our sourcing, design & R&D teams provide their industry expertise and supplier relationships to each project - hitting competitive price points that drive sell-through.
Our design team consists of illustrators, painters, and calligraphers who create custom art rather than outsourcing a third party for additional costs.
We test throughout development to ensure our candles are formulated with a high fragrance load and an exemplary burn experience at every price point and retail category.
When a project exceeds price expectations, ILLUME is able to modify formulations and suggest less expensive packaging options to bring costs back within budget.
As a domestic manufacturer, ILLUME is able to cut lead times despite global supply chain shortages and fill the shelves of national big box retailers.
The outbound distribution team makes sure all finished goods meet the unique routing guide requirements for every customer, from carton labels to pallet configuration.
Our production team efficiently shifts between fully automated runs for mass retail and boutique runs requiring highly customized packaging and hands-on touches.
Our compliance team is fully versed on all required safety standards, including risk testing to make sure our candles exceed each safety limitation listed on product packaging.