Sustainably Stylish & Uniquely Local

We often describe our recycled glass surfaces as Sustainably Stylish & Uniquely You. The sustainability factor speaks for itself, but the unparalleled versatility of recycled glass makes it particularly unique... Unique in that it is different from more traditional interior and exterior finishes, and unique in that it can be personalized in any number of ways. Personalization is extremely important to consumers who are customizing residential spaces, but public spaces can be surprisingly personal too.

In 2014, GlassEco teamed up with Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a Charleston-based nonprofit that advocates for local businesses and farmers, to help outfit their new coworking space, Local Works. When Local Works opened its doors at 1600 Meeting St., it wasn’t Charleston’s first or only coworking establishment, but it was one-of-a-kind in its commitment to locally-owned businesses… To utilize the Local Works space, business operations must be locally and independently owned (no national chains or satellite operations), so it was only natural that the Local Works space would be a uniquely local representation of its intended tenants.

When outfitting the Local Works space, LLF opted to use GlassEco countertops for the kitchenette area. The sink surround provides adequate space for meal prep and cleanup, while the peninsula style bar is perfect for coffee with coworkers or a working lunch…

“The fact that the product was locally made by people who are involved with our work was really important [to us],” says Jamee Haley, Executive Director of LLF. “…And then the ability to incorporate recycled glass from both Urban Electric and Rewined made it even more exciting.”

The Urban Electric Company and Rewined are both Charleston-based businesses and active members of Lowcountry Local First. Jamee was able to incorporate recycled glass from both—wine bottle remains from Rewined’s candle packaging and glass refuse from Urban Electric’s light fixture manufacturing process. These materials were mixed with other glass cullet options to compliment the Local Works color scheme. Hailey and the LLF team had already selected a color palette of greens and blues for the Local Works space, and with so many recycled glass options to choose from, picking colors from GlassEco’s selection was a simple process.  

A variety of other locally manufactured products were used to outfit the Local Works space, including community tables by Perrin Woodworking. These were made with reclaimed wood from the old Limehouse Produce warehouse, and they certainly add depth and warmth to the industrial interior (designed by David Thompson) and recycled glass surfaces… Don’t you think?

As of 2017, Local Works is a fully functioning office space and home to 45 local entrepreneurs. Visit to learn more about resident businesses, amenities and leasing options.

Learn More about Recycled Glass Countertops by GlassEco

Recycled glass countertops are great for commercial and residential spaces, and GlassEco manufactures options that are well-suited for interior and exterior use. Surfaces can be customized in any number of ways, just like the Local Works project… Own a brewery? Incorporate glass refuse from your bottling process or tasting room. Renovating your home kitchen? Incorporate shells from a recent family vacation or glass refuse from an important celebration. The design possibilities are virtually limitless, and it all starts with creating a custom sample. Schedule a complimentary design consultation to learn more.