Ngwenya Recycled Glass Candy Bowl
With tinges of sea green fading into crystal clear glass, you might wonder what lives the glass that went into your serving bowl lived before it came to you. Mouthblown from 100% recycled glass by craftspeople in Swaziland, it doesn’t have the bubbles or abnormalities often associated with recycled, handmade glass. It was made by craftspeople in Swaziland, in a factory set up by Swedish Aid in 1979 (Scandinavia was the place to learn glass blowing back then). That factory? Still going strong, employing over 70 people who make everything from glass animals to barware.
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