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Nelson Whiskey Tumbler
Nelson Whiskey Tumbler
$14.95

Nelson Whiskey Tumbler

Ngwenya Glass

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These unique rocking tumblers are lots of fun. With a rounded base, they don't sit flat but instead rock from side to side without spilling. Handmade and mouth blown by skilled artisans in Eswatini/Swaziland, each glass is made from recycled materials.

  • 100% recycled glass made from old soft drink bottles and jam jars
  • Made in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)
  • Handmade and mouth blown
  • Fair Trade
  • Sold as one glass
  • Full volume 400mL

Ngwenya Glass

Since 1987, Ngwenya Glass has been making glassware in Swaziland/Eswatini from 100% recycled glass. Building upon a reputation of quality, functionality, beauty & social impact.

Ngwena glass now employs 70 workers, and works in partnership with local schools. Children at the schools are encouraged to do clean ups, and in the process, they collect glass which the local artisans then use for their glass blowing. The glass is exchanged for donations of building materials or soccer kits etc. Ngwenya is all about educating the younger generations on environmental issues, in order to encourage a sustainable future.

Meet the Glass Blowers

Sibusiso Mhlanga first started glassblowing in 1979 when Ngwenya Glass was first opened by a Swedish Aid company. He spent 9 months in Sweden training at the world famous Kosta Boda glassworks in Kosta. Here he learned to speak Swedish and was under the tutorship of one of the worlds greatest glassblowers – Jan Erik Ritzman .

My name is Bongani Dlamini. I am a glass blower at Ngwenya Glass, and have been one for the last twenty years, mentored by Mr Magagula. Working here has enabled me to give an education for my children, whom I am very proud of, and a home my wife can call hers. Working here has been, and is, a pleasure. The sharing of ideas and advising the youngsters, about being a man. Of course we are not always serious we joke tease and laugh at one another. I am especially proud of having been part of the team that designed the giraffe pitcher; it’s truly a hit amongst our guests.


    All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by one of our small team, using FSC certified paper bags and recycled paper pulp. When your beautiful products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

    We can gift wrap products in your order at no extra cost. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

    Enjoy $10 flat rate postage available Australia and New Zealand wide and FREE POSTAGE of orders over $150.00.

    We will to ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

    Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.

    About the Makers

    Ngwenya Glass

    Since 1987, Ngwenya Glass has been making glassware in Swaziland/Eswatini from 100% recycled glass. Building upon a reputation of quality, functionality, beauty & social impact.

    Ngwena glass now employs 70 workers, and works in partnership with local schools. Children at the schools are encouraged to do clean ups, and in the process, they collect glass which the local artisans then use for their glass blowing. The glass is exchanged for donations of building materials or soccer kits etc. Ngwenya is all about educating the younger generations on environmental issues, in order to encourage a sustainable future.

    Meet the Glass Blowers

    Sibusiso Mhlanga first started glassblowing in 1979 when Ngwenya Glass was first opened by a Swedish Aid company. He spent 9 months in Sweden training at the world famous Kosta Boda glassworks in Kosta. Here he learned to speak Swedish and was under the tutorship of one of the worlds greatest glassblowers – Jan Erik Ritzman .

    My name is Bongani Dlamini. I am a glass blower at Ngwenya Glass, and have been one for the last twenty years, mentored by Mr Magagula. Working here has enabled me to give an education for my children, whom I am very proud of, and a home my wife can call hers. Working here has been, and is, a pleasure. The sharing of ideas and advising the youngsters, about being a man. Of course we are not always serious we joke tease and laugh at one another. I am especially proud of having been part of the team that designed the giraffe pitcher; it’s truly a hit amongst our guests.


      Shipping & Delivery

      All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by one of our small team, using FSC certified paper bags and recycled paper pulp. When your beautiful products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

      We can gift wrap products in your order at no extra cost. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

      Enjoy $10 flat rate postage available Australia and New Zealand wide and FREE POSTAGE of orders over $150.00.

      We will to ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

      Our Ethics

      Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.