COPAVIC reopened the abandoned glass factory in their town where pitchers and glassware of all kinds are handblown.
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COPAVIC (The Recycled Glass Cooperative of Cantel) was founded in 1976 in the small village of Cantel, Guatemala. Motivated to create jobs that would earn them a living wage, provide them with health insurance, and support their families, this worker­ owned cooperative took the initiative to apply for a small loan to purchase land and build their kiln and workspace. Four decades later, COPAVIC’s artisans continue to transform recycled glass into gorgeous glassware while maintaining their original vision of a livelihood free of exploitation and protecting the environment around them.

  • Made in Guatemala
  • Hand blown
  • Recycled glass

Where in the world

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Cantel, Guatemala

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Each piece is made from recycled glass at COPAVIC.
COPAVIC transforms recycled glass and members of their community.
Artisans blow molten glass by hand.