GRAV sources most of our raw materials and finished products from a factory in China, with whom we’ve worked closely for years. We consider the glass artists there to be part of our family, and we’re deeply invested in their success and well being. Members of our Product Development and Leadership teams visit Tianjin regularly to maintain an efficient flow of ideas and communication. We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve built overseas, and they’ve allowed us to more than double our American team, support local glass artists, and bring exciting new products to market at an accessible price.
Every piece we sell is designed, prototyped, inspected for quality, and shipped from our headquarters in Austin, Texas. The fact that most of our production is done overseas makes it possible for us to elevate our American staff into 21st-century careers, invest in new ways of doing business (including this site), and focus on our strengths - product design, thoughtful marketing, and impeccable customer service.
Select products or batches of products are produced in Austin at our state-of-the-art hot shop, where we rent glass-blowing stations to several local glass artists. If you'd like to know the manufacturing life cycle of a specific product, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.