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Consider the most colorful collection of artisan-made glassware for your summer gatherings! Our top picks for summer soirees include our vibrant recycled glass collection from Mexico.
Defined by bright color, uniquely textured organic shapes, this artisan crafted glassware is an eco-friendly eye-catcher. Each piece uses the material from at least three soda bottles, removing literal tons of waste from landfills and diminishing demand for new material.
Go on, tell me more! Sure thing- glass blowing is an ancient art dating back to the first century BC. Sometime in the mid-1500s, the very first glass made in North America was produced in Puebla Mexico by artisans brought to Mexico by the Spanish. For centuries, with nothing more than a globule of molten glass, some primitive tools, and a long hollow pipe, these skilled artisans managed to produce glass items in a variety of shapes and sizes.

We work with a team of artisans to create one-of-a-kind collections to give your tabletop a festive look for the season.

1. Maya Glassware, margarita glasses in Aquamarine.  The Maya Collection is enhanced with a crackle accent that adds an extra layer of interest.  Sold in sets of four. 

2. Riviera Glassware  Inspired by the sea and sky, our Riviera Recycled Glassware Collection is dappled with bits of color, transforming salvaged glass into beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of glassware.  All items sold in sets of four.

3. Color Rim Recycled Glasses  Each beautiful piece of Color Rim Glassware has its own unique characteristics and a solid, weighty feel.  This simple yet elegant collection has been designed to combine traditional handcrafted skills with modern influences to produce a great look that will enhance any party setting.  Sold in sets of two.

4. Rainbow Recycled Vase A simple ring of color brings this recycled glass vase an elevated look.  A stunning addition to your table.

5. Confetti Recycled Glassware Collection  Confetti-like sprinkles of colored glass make each glass a unique creation to cradle your favorite cool drink. Color variations are to be expected, and are part of their unique charm.  Sold in sets of four. 


The history of Kantha began as a necessity for keeping warm over 500 centuries ago. Bengali women with little money would sew together their discarded sari cloth, piecing together a repurposed blanket. Over time, women would pass on their skilled sewing knowledge to daughters which transformed necessity into valued pieces of heirloom items. Treasured Kantha were given as wedding gifts and some held stories woven through the Kantha cloth. Today we cherish these beautifully embroidered pieces and have designed items that incorporate these traditional techniques into unique home goods with a story. We love how each is different making our holiday Kantha story one-of-a-kind. 

Kantha Collage

1. Recycled Kantha Decorative Wreath -this recycled sari fabric decorative wreath features an assortment of colors created with the use of recycled cotton saris ornamented with Kantha embroidery and handcrafted details. 

2. Recycled Sari Table Linen Collection- The collection of placemats and table runners are handmade in India by artisans who carefully collect pieces of vintage and upcycled fabrics to create elaborate patterns and colors.

3. Upcycled Kantha Throw- Hang on the back of a chair or lay at the end of your bed for a splash of vibrant color.  We love to turn our throw into a Christmas Tree Skirt for the holidays! Patterns, colors and size will vary because each Kantha throw is different from the next. 

4. Sari Bead GarlandColorful beads made from recycled Kantha textiles are strung into a long, festive garland.

5.Recycled Sari Fabric Jewelry- Add a pop of color to your festive attire! These intricately made peices of jewelry make a statement at your next gathering. 

6. Vintage Patchwork Kantha StockingHand-sewn and embroidered by artisans in India, each stocking provides a livelihood for women in poor communities and gives their children the opportunity to live better, more productive lives.

Find all of our Kantha collection items on our site and make your holiday decor a one-of-a-kind story!

Top left image by She Kantha, middle photograph of women by Geoff Bugbee

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