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COPAVIC

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COPAVIC (The Recycled Glass Cooperative of Cantel) was founded in 1976 in the small village of Cantel, Guatemala. Motivated to create jobs that would earn them a living wage, provide them with health insurance, and support their families, this worker­ owned cooperative took the initiative to apply for a small loan to purchase land and build their kiln and workspace. Four decades later, COPAVIC’s artisans continue to transform recycled glass into gorgeous glassware while maintaining their original vision of a livelihood free of exploitation and protecting the environment around them.