Fed up from her corporate job in an advertising agency in the sprawling city of Mumbai, Vadodra-based Ekta quit her job and moved to United Kingdoms for a year to pursue her passion for fashioning glass. After learning 'glass blowing', a technique of working with glass, Ekta decided to go big on it and opened her venture 'Wonky Works - Awesomely Upcycled'. However, it wasn't until a while later that she realised the volumes of waste glass that ends up on landfill further pollutes it. Combining her knowledge for remodeling glasses and her concern for the environment, Ekta gradually turned her venture into a store full of upcycled products.
"Glass is one of the most stable materials. The only drawback is that is a breakable material, but other than that it can be used 'n' number of times without it emitting any kind of toxins or causing any kind of pollution. The only thing is we need to ensure safe disposal which is it should go back to recycling units and not to the landfills," she says.