Chunky Recycled Straight Tumbler - Confetti

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This colourful, chunky tumbler is hand made from recycled glass in Mexico - the culture of which is captured in the vibrant colours of this beautiful confetti style design.

Used glass is melted down and then mouth blown; the colour is added during this process. It is then shaped by hand and eye using techniques that date back thousands of years - and the fact that every one is a slightly different size and shape is part of its enduring charm!

Handmade in a family run workshop in Oaxaca, South Mexico. All glasses are sent wrapped in the Mexican newspaper they come in - a fun way of getting across the fact that they are made in Mexico!

Handmade glass can never be 'dishwasher proof' however it is usually pretty resistant to being put through a dishwasher. Dishwashers also tend, eventually, to dull the glass.

Sold singly.

Approximately 12cm high x 6cm diameter.

Please note: Milagros glassware is hand made and not uniform. Minor imperfections are an inherent part of the hand made process.

RECYCLED

This recycled glassware is made in a family-run workshop using Pepsi bottles and other discarded glass. The glass is melted down and then mouth blown, and the colour is added during this process. Each piece is shaped by hand and eye using techniques that date back thousands of years. The trace of the maker is captured as the glass solidifies – small ripples and optical distortions are an integral part of the glassware. It is not for those who favour the symmetry of the production line.

It is a myth that recycling glass uses more energy than it saves. Recycling two glass bottles saves the equivalent energy of boiling 5 cups of water - which seems a small saving until you take into account that 2.4 tonnes of glass end up in landfill per year.

Milagros offer a colourful range of recycled Mexican tumblers and wine glasses which are hand-blown in a family-run workshop using Pepsi bottles and other discarded glass.

The glass is melted down and then mouth blown, and if used, the colour is added during this process.  Each piece is shaped by hand and eye using techniques that date back thousands of years. The trace of the maker is captured as the glass solidifies – small ripples and optical distortions are an integral part of the glassware and gives it its enduring charm. Possibly not for those who favour the precise symmetry of the production line.