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Oaxaca Discovery Tour: Glass-Blowing and a Sustainable Community

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  • Visit the Xaquixe glass plant and support efforts to implement sustainable practices in the workshop..Taste local Oaxaca-distilled mezcal in Xaquixe glasses..Understand the various sustainable practices used in blowing glass.
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Discover the craftsmanship of glass-blowing at the Xaquixe plant in Oaxaca. A friendly team member will guide you through the plant showing you how pieces are made into blown-glass. Examine the intricacies of each piece and the work that goes into crafting the glass. During and after the tour, chat with some of the talented artisans and artists who make use of the glass. From the noise of the glass plant to the quiet beauty of the finished product, track the entire process of glassblowing.Xaquixe has also tried to minimize their ecological footprint, so learn about all the ways the team stays sustainable. Watch as the Xaquixe team transforms recycled glass bottles into blown-glass products. Listen as your tour guide demonstrates using burnt cooking oil for the high-temperature furnaces and the implementation of a digester to make use of organic waste. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of three types of locally produced mezcal poured into Xaquixe-made glasses!
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