Romania's famous glass blowing industry struggling to attract the next generation

Romania's hand crafted glass industry could be dying out because not enough newcomers are entering the trade.

The day's of Romania's internationally renowned glass blowers, whose products are sold on shelves in London's Harrods or Neiman Marcus in the US, could be numbered if the artisans fail to attract the new generation to the industry, according to Euronews.

The media outlet visited a factory in Bucharest, operating since 1922, and spoke to workers.

The factory’s manager, Petru Stefanescu, said although world-wide demand for their wares was high, it was hard to get young people into the business.

According to the report, the company has been spared the worst impact of the financial crisis and made EUR 400,000 in turnover last year.

Read more at Euronews here.

Shaun Turton, shaun@romania-insider.com

Photo source: Wikipedia

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Romania's famous glass blowing industry struggling to attract the next generation

Romania's hand crafted glass industry could be dying out because not enough newcomers are entering the trade.

The day's of Romania's internationally renowned glass blowers, whose products are sold on shelves in London's Harrods or Neiman Marcus in the US, could be numbered if the artisans fail to attract the new generation to the industry, according to Euronews.

The media outlet visited a factory in Bucharest, operating since 1922, and spoke to workers.

The factory’s manager, Petru Stefanescu, said although world-wide demand for their wares was high, it was hard to get young people into the business.

According to the report, the company has been spared the worst impact of the financial crisis and made EUR 400,000 in turnover last year.

Read more at Euronews here.

Shaun Turton, shaun@romania-insider.com

Photo source: Wikipedia

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