The glass designs in the ByHAA collection is all made from recycled glass from beer, wine and champagne bottles that otherwise would not have been re-used. The recycled glass creates a thick and strong product sometimes displaying small air bubbles inside the glass.
The glass is being blown in Cairo in a family owned glass blower workshop.
The Kenyan Kamba tribe is traditionally known for their wood carving skills. Knowing that commercial cutting of trees will damage their land, members of the Kamba tribe has created a collective where wood is sustainably harvested and new trees are planted. This way they can maintain the local source of wood. Their speciality is intricate sculptural carving, but in the ByHAA products we have emphasized the smooth surfaces and the almost invisible touch showing the work of different hands shaping the simple designs.