COPAVIC

Guatemala

Our assortment of one-of-a-kind glassware hails from the small village of Cantel in Guatemala. The producers at COPAVIC (The Recycled Glass Cooperative of Cantel) have been transforming recycled glass into elevated homewares since their founding in 1976. Glass is one of the only materials in the world that can be recycled infinitely without losing any of its strength or quality.

What started as an initiative to create sustainable jobs for local artisans has become a monumental worker-owned facility, providing artisans with health insurance, fair living wages, and­ ownership of the cooperative. By purchasing land and building their kiln and workspace in Cantel, COPAVIC’s artisans continue to take sustainability to a new level by reusing recycled glass and honoring their local environment.