The Making of the Blantyre Jars

The Blantyre Jars are truly one of a kind and one of our favourite products! We wanted to share the wonderful story behind the creation of these uniquely striking products.... Discarded wine bottles are first collected from hotels and restaurants in Blantyre city, Malawi. Each bottle is cut by hand with a twine and sanded using stones and sandpaper to ensure smoothness. Then, lids are made from sustainably sourced local mahogany wood, each one hand carved with its own unique grain and made to fit only the jar its designed for. When the jars are ready, sturdy cardboard boxes are made by hand out of recycled paper that is collected from offices and schools to package each one. Every step of th

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