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Czech glassworks produce charity carafes in support of Africa

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Strani, South Moravia, Jan 15 (CTK) – The glassworks in Strani’s Kvetna neighbourhood produce charity carafes in support of the Water for Africa project that helps build and repair water sources in Ethiopia, Gabriela Jankovska, from the Crystalite Bohemia firm to which the glassworks belong, told CTK on Monday.

The glassworks will make 9,000 sets of carafes and tumblers for the project, she said.

“We have already supplied the first 4,500 sets before December 2017, and we will continue producing the remaining half throughout this year. The value of the contract is about two million crowns,” the plant’s director Marek Miklas said.

The order was placed with the glassworks by the Veolia Foundation which organises the Water for Africa project together with the People in Need NGO.

The organisers put the carafes for sale.

The author of the design of the carafes is Rony Plesl, a well-known artist from Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM).

Apart from the Kvetna glassworks, Crystalite Bohemia runs the glassworks in Svetla nad Sazavou, central Bohemia, which focus on line flow manufacturing of beverage and decorative glass products.

The Kvetna plant focuses on hand-made products, and products from both plants are decorated there. The plant launched production in 1794, which makes it the longest operating glassworks in the country.

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