PEO­PLE OF THE SUN

Better Homes & Gardens - - Entrepreneurs -

THE FOUNDER

Maria Har­alam­bidou, Malawi, Africa

THE GOODS

Jars and vases, $45, made from re­cy­cled wine bot­tles.

THE IM­PACT

Maria col­lab­o­rates with ar­ti­sans to bring their prod­ucts to an in­ter­na­tional mar­ket and help them dif­fer­en­ti­ate their work in Malawi’s vast wood-carv­ing mar­ket by de­sign­ing mod­ern, util­i­tar­ian pieces. (A door­knob-maker now also turns ma­hogany lids for glass jars, left.)

THE LAUNCH

Maria met so many ta­lented artists dur­ing trav­els in Africa that she left her job as an ar­chi­tect to found this busi­ness in 2012. peo­ple­ofthe­sun.net

The Blan­tyrejars come in green and clearglass and have six lid op­tions, somewith holes for flower stems.

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