People of the Sun, from Malawi, South Africa: The Blantyre Jar, one of our first designs, embodies the raison d'etre of our company ethos. Skilled artisans in glass work and wood turning were chanced upon in the underbelly of one of the city's informal marketplaces. One making doorknobs, the other glasses, using indigenous techniques passed down by their forefathers. Their natural aptitude, paired with imaginative design, resulted in the exquisite award winning Blantyre Jar.
The award winning Blantyre Jar is a unique product made out of salvaged wine bottles and topped with a luxurious mahogany lid, hand turned to fit each jar.
People of the Sun is committed to reviving these techniques, through business innovation and a shift in consumer perception surrounding the value of handcraft, through Design. People of the Sun has developed a Circular Value Chain, generating social and economic opportunity for artisans at the bottom of the supply chain, while providing the market with highly desired home decor and furniture.