La RochèrePassavant-la-Rochère, France
Cécile Giraud is poised to take over operations of La Rochère, the 7th generation of her family to helm the company that was founded in 1475. Nestled in the forests of the Lorraine and Franche-Comté region of France, La Rochere produces all of its glassware in-house. Surrounding forests provide natural materials needed to fuse the glass, such as silica sand and soil, along with firewood and ferns to heat the furnaces. La Rochère is known for its exceptional clarity, brilliance, durability and authentic French style.