Ngwenya Recycled Glass Wine Glasses
Vino, vitrum, veritas.
We love to tell stories about our wine—the history of the soil, the origin of the grapes, the weather that year in Tuscany. But if you’ve got these wine glasses from Ngwenya, they’ve also got a story to tell. For one, they’re mouth-blown from 100% recycled glass, meaning each one was created by an artisan glassmaker. And on top of that, their factory has a connection to world-class Scandinavian glass blowing: Swedish Aid set up a glass-making factory in Swaziland back in 1979, shared the art of glass-blowing with Swazi artisans, and that factory is still going strong today. It employs over 70 people, some of whom made these very wine glasses. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Photography by Ty Mecham & Julia Gartland
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