About Remark

Remark Glass was established in 2016 as our small team set out to change the course of glassblowing and design as much product from waste material as we can.

Over time, we saw a much greater need to solve the recycling issue at hand and hence Bottle Underground was born.

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Bottle Underground

Our Mission

By creating small batch home accessories from post-consumer bottle glass, we aim to build a more sustainable artform and manufacturing practice that simultaneously reduces glass waste on a local level.

Our Mission

By creating small batch home accessories from post-consumer bottle glass, we aim to build a more sustainable artform and manufacturing practice that simultaneously reduces glass waste on a local level.

Our Zero Waste Process

Trash to treasure. Every piece starts with a used bottle.

Our sister non-profit, Bottle Underground, collects and selects post-consumer glass for Remark and other local organizations.

Bottle Underground

Clean and delabel the used bottles

Cut and finish prepping for reheating

Heat and reshape into its new form

We choose best practices that reflect a minimal waste model and benefit the local economy

Reuse discarded cardboard and packaging materials from other companies

Participate in fair chance hiring

Recycle operational waste, such as bottle caps, through local recycling partner Rabbit Recycling

Our People

We are a small team of like-minded individuals who share a passion for glass, care deeply for our planet, and proudly call Philadelphia our home.

Danielle Ruttenberg

Co-Founder

Rebecca Davies

Co-Founder

Mark Ellis

Co-Founder

Zaid Farid

Sustainability and Office Coordinator

Michelle White

Marketing Manager

Kate Duffy

Development Manager

Connor Winsom

Studio Apprentice

Zara Neifeld

Photographer

Malik Diggs

Bottle Processor

Charlotte Day-Smith

Studio Assistant

Ryan Wilkinson

Studio Assistant

Our Network

SheEo

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SheEo

Remark Glass was recently named a SheEO Activator, one of only 5 businesses in the US
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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business

Rebecca Davies graduated from Philadelphia’s 2019 Cohort.
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BOK

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BOK

Our studio is part of the revitalization of the former Bok technical high school in South Philadelphia. The building now houses over 150 small businesses.
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City of Philadelphia Zero Waste Partnership

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City of Philadelphia Zero Waste Partnership

Remark Glass is Philadelphia’s first zero waste certified business, and we’ve earned silver status by diverting at least 70% of the material our business processes from becoming landfill waste.
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Sustainable Business Network

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Sustainable Business Network

Remark Glass is a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia. We share and learn sustainable practices from some local businesses here.
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Resource Exchange

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Resource Exchange

You can find us listed on the Resource Exchange “Resource Map” if you’re looking to donate a bottle collection.
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Circle of Aunts and Uncles

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Circle of Aunts and Uncles

Judy Wicks and a group of advisors have come together to invest in growing local, sustainable businesses like ours.
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WORC

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WORC

WORC has supported us with economic development strategies and by connecting us with other local professionals that have given us guidance as we grew the business.
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