Clay and recycled glass.
Origin: Belgium, China, Mexico
A beautiful collection of carboys and jugs add flair and style to any everyday situation, or special occasion.
Colectivo 1050°: The Oaxaca artisans mostly come from San Bartolo Coyotepec, known for its enigmatic black clay; San Marcos Tlapazola, where Zapotec women create smooth shapes in red clay; and Santa María Atzompa, well-known masters of glazed pottery. They strive to minimize their environmental impact, emulating conscious sustainable design, and using lead-free materials.
Studio Xaquixe: This studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, has designed a heat recovery system to reuse waste heat and is pioneering the use of biofuels to fuel their furnaces. Eliminating their dependance on propane reduces their environmental footprint, along with the fact that their glass is collected in surrounding local communities. They continuously train and educate their employees in new techniques and processes, and how to manage equipment.
Serax: Based in Belgium, they partner with groups to fight for a better future for disadvantaged children in Pleiku, Vietnam. They financially support to the Belgian organization Live and Give, which devotes its daily work to projects run by the Saint Paul de Chartres order of nuns. The nuns care for 500 children spread across various orphanages and boarding schools, and for the most vulnerable in society: lepers, disabled children, and poor pregnant women who have become outcasts.
Largesse curates beautifully presented environmentally-friendly, artisan-made and fairly traded corporate gifts.