In South Africa, as in many other countries, one doesn’t have to look far to see people less fortunate than oneself. Not everyone has been dealt the same deck of cards in life or have been offered the same opportunities and yet often a small contribution in resources and skills can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. We believe that one should share a little of what one has for the benefit of everyone on this planet.
After a visit to the their factory, Reuben Riffel and Ngenya Glass came together in 2010 to create the Reuben & Ngwneya Glass collection.
Impressed by the skill and dexterity of the artisans and their craft, Reuben became involved to help design a range of beautiful, functional and purpose driven glasses that not only look good, but also enhance the drinking experience.
The Glass blowing factory in Swaziland provides jobs to 70 artisans who produce handmade, mouth-blown drinking glasses from 100% recycled glass.
From November 2010 the Reuben & Ngwenya Glass colllection became available at Boardmans with 5% of all proceeds going to the Peninsula School Feeding Programme. As the name implies, this organisation provides balanced meals to school children from underprivileged communities.
Reuben’s is a patron of Street Smart, an initiative whereby R5 is added to every restaurant bill. The money is then donated to the charity to distribute the funds to a number of beneficiaries that work with underprivileged children.