Glass Tumblers – Set of 6

Handcrafted clear tumblers made in Oaxaca, Mexico from 95% recycled glass collected by local communities. Individually crafted, each piece tells the story of the person who made it. These have become known as the ‘happy glasses’, for the joy they bring to any occasion.

 

  • 3.15″ W x 3.72″ H
  • 10.14 oz
  • 100% lead-free recycled glass
  • Sold as a set of 4
  • Microwave and dishwasher-safe

$75.00

Only 4 left in stock

 

Xaquixe is a Zapotec word and means “at the base of the mountain.”  Xaquixe specializes in blown glass and was founded in 2002 in Oaxaca, Mexico. The central part of Xaquixe production is the process of transforming waste into materials using alternative energies. They use 95% recycled glass, collected by the surrounding local communities, and add 5% of a patented formula. As a result, their color palette is unusual with characteristics of transparency, shine, and compatibility, and a wide range of colors that generally could not be applied to recycled glass. Xaquixe uses alternative energies with waste generated in the local community. They use burnt cooking oil from 50 Oaxacan restaurants using a multi-fuel burner and generate CH4-Methane in an anaerobic biodigester. In combination with photovoltaic cells, the energy required to reach the 1300º temperature is obtained, ideal for working with blown glass. Their pieces are the result of the fusion between knowledge and skills in the traditional technique of blown glass. Functional and decorative designs based on conventional forms add a contemporary touch, inspired by nature and organic forms.

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