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Handblown Glasses

$48.00

This hand-blown, all-purpose beverage glass was made by skilled glass workers in Guatemala. By using recycled glass to make this product, waste was diverted from the landfill and less energy was used than required to produce new glass. The cooperative, COPAVIC, was formed in 1976 when seventeen artisans came together and reopened a former glass factory in Cantel, Guatemala.
The artisans crush and then melt down broken discarded glass and hand blow the molten fragments into fresh recycled pieces. COPTIC has helped to revitalized their community with living wages, insurance, and skills that continue to serve artisans beyond their kiln-lined walls. Glasses measure 4" high x 3.75" wide, come in sets of four and are dishwasher safe.

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