Ngwenya Glass Hippo
These beautiful hand blown and totally fair trade glass hippos were made in the Ngwenya Glass factory in Swaziland.
The hippos are available in three different sizes, each with their own unique charm.
The large hippo is big and heavy enough to make a statement on any mantelpiece, or for use as a perfect paperweight or book end, and the small hippo makes a perfect gift as a beautifully delicate ornament.
As each Ngwenya Glass hippo is individually mouth blown there will be some variation in colour, height and thickness.
The Ngwenya Glass hippos are 100% recycled glass, made from bottles collected by the people of Swaziland. Ngwenya Glass works with the local schools to instil in the children a sense of environmental awareness.
In 1989 Ngwenya Glass launched the Kingdom of Swaziland’s most successful wildlife conservation fund, known as the Ngwenya Rhino & Elephant Fund. A percentage of all Ngwenya Glass sales goes to the fund that runs a refuge for endangered species in the Swaziland lowveld, saving these rare and endangered animals from the brink of extinction.
The full and inspiring Ngwenya Glass story can be found in our About section.