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Hand blown, glassware imported from skilled Guatemalan artisans that are paid a fair, living wages. The artists use recycled glass to create an ethically made glassware collection, because they want to do their part in lessening their carbon footprint.
Who made this product? The cooperative, COPAVIC, formed in 1976 when seventeen artisans came together and reopened a former glass factory in Cantel, Guatemala.
Why is it ethical? These artisans crush and then melt down broken discarded glass and hand blow the molten fragments into fresh recycled pieces. Not only does COPAVIC protect and renew their environment with recycled glass, they revitalized their community with living wages, insurance, and skills that continue to serve artisans beyond COPAVIC’s kiln-lined walls.