After the tragic Beirut blast ripped through countless homes and businesses, Lebanese citizens and non-profit organizations took to the streets to help clean up the glass and debris as a result of the aftermath of this massive explosion.
Live Love Recycle is one of the most proactive nonprofit groups in Lebanon that has continuously been collecting glass from the streets of Beirut, while a small glass blowing business, United Glass, in the heart of Tripoli, took the initiative to accept the broken glass from @liveloverecyle to help reform the shattered glass into traditional masterpieces.
Rather than have the broken glass be thrown away, United Glass and Live Love Recycle have been undergoing mind-blowing work by giving the shattered Beirut glass a new light in every household around the world.
This is where Lebanese Glass steps in; our small business is here to give you the opportunity to purchase these items online, so that we can ship it to you anywhere around the world.
For every ibriq or water jug you purchase from our webpage, a donation goes to the @liveloverecycle initiative. Our initiative also helps support small local Lebanese manufacturers such as UniGlass, as well as low-waged glass workers in Lebanon.
Welcome to our family, and thank you for supporting our small initiative in California!
Silvia Fadel is Lebanese-American, based in California. She is the author of Leaders in Adversity: The American University of Beirut (1975-1990), which is a book that documents how the leaders of AUB coped with the Civil War in Lebanon.
Though Silvia was born and raised in California, she always visited Lebanon as a child during the 1980's, and also fell victim to a stray bullet as she was visiting Lebanon during the summer of 1986. In 1992, Silvia and her family decided to permanently leave California and live in Lebanon right after the Civil War ended. Silvia was among the first of her generation of Lebanese teenagers that had left the West in the early 1990's to start a new life in Lebanon straight after the Civil War had ended. She witnessed Beirut being rebuilt after the war, and grew to appreciate the progress the country had made after the civil war, but was devastated to witness the country go back into turmoil after the Beirut Blast on August 4, 2020.
Silvia is an American University of Beirut graduate, and also received a Master's Degree in Education. She currently works at Facebook's main headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Silvia is very proud of her Lebanese heritage and being part of Lebanese Glass has given her the opportunity to spread the Lebanese heritage to Lebanese immigrants living outside of Lebanon.
Lebanese Glass is proud to help support local Lebanese manufacturers, local blue collar workers, and environmental NGOs such as Live Love Recycle to help make Lebanon green again.
Shipping/Handling & Refund Policy
Broken Glass Items
We understand that handling while shipping can be quite brutal, therefore, if you are in the United States and receive any broken glass items in the mail, please email us photos of the broken item(s) within 5 days of receiving it, so we can either send you a refund or replace it free-of-charge (shipping not included).
Every customer is given 3 postal carrier options to choose from (USPS, UPS and DHL), therefore we are not liable for any delays in shipment; please follow up with the shipping carrier you chose to handle your shipment in case your order is delayed in transit.
If a shipment was stolen during transit, please follow up or file a claim with your shipping carrier since they are responsible for handling your shipment.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 5 days of receiving the product. We will not pay shipping for the return. We will, however, give store credit to purchase other items. To request a return please email us at email@example.com with the subject line "Return". To be eligible for a return, the condition of the product returned must be in the same condition as it was received in.
Customers are responsible for shipping returns and shipping costs.
For more information or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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