Our name derives from a Russian word for willow. Willow is a survivor - it takes root very readily and grows rapidly, effortlessly and prolifically. To us it symbolises regeneration.
Our ethos at Rakita Craft is to use materials, which have already been through a life cycle or have been discarded as waste in the manufacturing process for a commercial product, and transform them into something new, unique, striking and purposeful.
We derive our inspiration from the surrounding countryside - its beauty and its history. Our designs and techniques are modern, yet steeped in tradition. The use of colour in our products is dictated by the available recycled raw materials and provides for a bold statement reflecting the colours of bracken, hills and mountain streams. We have responded creatively to the current human and environmental challenges with innovative ideas that apply to our interconnected world. The results are stunning, unusual, and sophisticated.
Why Recycled Glass?
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reprocessed infinite number of times without any deterioration in quality. (British Glass)
Taking part in recycling the waste we produce makes us think about the effect we are having on our environment and enables us to contribute towards a greater level of sustainability. (Waste Watch)
Recycled glass generates 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution. (NASA)
A ton of glass produced from raw materials creates 384 pounds of mining waste. (British Glass)
345 kwh of energy is saved for every recycled tonne used. (British Glass)
225 kg of CO2 is saved for every recycled tonne used. (British Glass)
1.2 tonnes of raw materials quarrying is saved for every recycled tonne used -1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar. (British Glass)