Crisil

Crisil is a family-run social enterprise based in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was set up in 1991 by two brothers, Carlos and Walter Bustos, who wanted to create beautiful glassware in a way that was in balance with the environment.

 

There are 90 artisan glassworkers at Crisil, but support from Crisil reaches much further, touching the lives of over 500 families in the region. All glassworkers are given up to date training, accident insurance, and ongoing learning opportunities to develop their craft skills. The workshops are places of collaboration, where glassworkers regardless of class or gender can produce works of art together.

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  1. Classic Recycled Wine Glasses
    Classic Recycled Wine Glasses
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    £16.00 £13.33
  2. Recycled Glass Jug & Tumbler Set
    Recycled Glass Jug & Tumbler Set
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    £30.00 £25.00
  3. Recycled Glass Tumblers
    Recycled Glass Tumblers
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    £14.00 £11.67
  4. Recycled Glass Water Carafe
    Recycled Glass Water Carafe
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    £15.00 £12.50
  5. Recycled Highball Barrel Glasses
    Recycled Highball Barrel Glasses
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    £10.00 £8.33
  6. Recycled Large Wine Glasses
    Recycled Large Wine Glasses
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    £18.00 £15.00
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There are 90 artisan glassworkers at Crisil, but support from Crisil reaches much further, touching the lives of over 500 families in the region. All glassworkers are given up to date training, accident insurance, and ongoing learning opportunities to develop their craft skills. The workshops are places of collaboration, where glassworkers regardless of class or gender can produce works of art together.

All of the pieces produced by Crisil are made from recycled glass. The raw glass is collection from recycling centres by members of the enterprise. The glass is broken into tiny pieces, washed in clean water, and then melted in the natural gas furnace. The artisans are always sure to use as little water as possible during this step. The glass becomes a stretchy, viscose mass, which is mouth-blown and shaped into cups, jugs, ornaments, and all manner of innovative glass pieces.

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