Western Trash is more than just a glass. It’s an experience. Each of our glasses is handcrafted in our Berlin workshop to create the unique look you’ve expected. Every Western Trash glass is unique, handcrafted from recycled bottles in our Berlin workshop. We source glasses from Berlin bars and restaurants, then cut, grind, and polish them to create sharp-looking and smooth-feeling glasses. The final product is shipped directly to you in an elegant black box. Western Trash pairs classic glasses with a modern twist. Our glasses are made from reclaimed wine bottles, giving them a unique look and feel. Our glasses are 100% hand manufactured by skilled craftsmen, which gives them a unique feel and quality that you won’t find anywhere else. This process allows us to control every aspect of our product, from the materials we use to the energy we save by producing our glasses in-house.
Size & Thickness
Quality control begins with the raw materials. The first step is finding bottles of the correct size: between 7 cm and 8½ cm in diameter. The glass can’t be too thick (hard to drink from) or too thin (not strong enough). The ideal thickness is 2-4mm. (Read more about how we source our glass.)
All wine bottles have small bumps, bubbles, and curves. These irregularities give Western Trash drinkware its unique character. But we can’t accept glass with excessive flaws, and every bottle is carefully inspected for a smooth surface and consistent shape.
Cut, Grind, and Polish
Inferior bottles often break during cutting or grinding, or still don’t shine after extensive polishing. Around 30% of our glasses are rejected during this phase.
Sandblasting The Star
Sandblasting is a precise art form that requires patience and practice. Any glass without a perfectly imprinted logo is rejected.
We take great care in packaging and presenting our drinkware. We don’t send a glass out the door until we’re 100% satisfied with the quality and appearance. (Read more about our boxes here.)