Margo Breznik is the creator and artist behind the unique and beautiful Tatine Candle Collection. From her workshop in Chicago she handcrafts every product, blending together a perfect mixture of scents to produce mesmerising fragrances. The wax used is completely natural, the wicks are 100% cotton and the holders are made of recycled glassware. Even her packaging reflects her flawless, eco-style. The wood used for the boxes is either recycled or from a sustainable source and the labels are stamped with a letterpress.
All the Tatine candles have unique characteristics – they come in different sizes, various designs and are made from either soy, beeswax or a mixture of both. However, one thing they all have in common is their delicious aromas. Margo’s inspiration comes from a variety of sources; nature, her love of music (especially the beatles), her memories of certain smells in places around the world, and even her emotions. One of Komai’s favourite products is the St Johns Wood candle that smells like a smoldering fire, ‘chimney smoke, vines and brick walls in a glass’. For the men out there, the Foundary Collection includes the ‘Branded Leather’ candle, which smells ‘deep, dark, masculine – like a vintage leather motorcycle jacket’.
By supporting Tatine we are helping to keep traditional and individual crafts like candle-making alive. Margo urges us to continue to support small entrepreneurs like herself in order to allow them to practice their art and share it with the world.