SpazaStore

Handmade homeware for modern living

Cape Town, South Africa | 1712 Sales

SpazaStore

Handmade homeware for modern living

Cape Town, South Africa 1712 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(257)

Announcement   NEW ~ Shipping: Many of our products are now available to ship from within the United States, this will be indicated in the item description.
What does this mean? Super-fast delivery, that's what! Shipping for those items will take only 1-3 working days.
Please note: Products that are being sent from South Africa to the US have been experiencing delays and are currently taking 12 - 15 working days to arrive.

Announcement

Last updated on May 28, 2018

NEW ~ Shipping: Many of our products are now available to ship from within the United States, this will be indicated in the item description.
What does this mean? Super-fast delivery, that's what! Shipping for those items will take only 1-3 working days.
Please note: Products that are being sent from South Africa to the US have been experiencing delays and are currently taking 12 - 15 working days to arrive.

Julia Schaffer

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Updates

Table setting dish cover set: small, medium, large, extra large plus tiny tops, and jug cover size. Plastic wrap is so last century. Baguette bag keeps crusty bread crusty! All available now in time for summer!
Modern take on plastic wrap. New series of dish covers with prints inspired by Nelson Mandela's shirts. Great hostess gift this Christmas.

About

Spaza's hand made home textiles and gifts from Cape Town, South Africa.

Spaza developed from a hand-knit cotton kitchen cloth called 'a lappie' in South Africa. On a visit home to Canada in 2009, I was reminded of how wonderful knitted cloths were to use in the kitchen. When I returned to my life in South Africa, I got a knitting group started knitting the cloths on the outskirts of Cape Town; the Cape Flats.

Then I began dreaming up more products that I would like to use and how they could improve the lives of other women by allowing them to work in their homes. A whole range of home textiles developed and soon I had transformed our 1940's garage into a little shop and studio. The neighbours starting teasing me saying that I had 'a spaza' - another South African word meaning; a shop from home in the townships and that is how we got our name.

In October 2014 we where invited to open a little market stand in Cape Town's new home of design, The Watershed. It has been wonderful to meet like minded people and they have inspired and reaffirmed my idea that through craft we can create items that will take the place of mass produced plastic disposable house hold products.

Today we have three home industries producing Spaza products. Self employed women working from their homes, employing their relatives and neighbours, making a better live for themselves and creating products that help all consume better and live a more less wasteful lifestyle.

Shop members

  • Julia Schaffer

    Owner, Designer

  • Amanda Devine

    Assistant

    'Hello! I'm Amanda. It's my job to take care of the day to day operations of Spaza, so that Julia and our makers can keep on creating beautiful, functional home ware items that are kind to the planet. '

Production partners

  • Manenberg Knitters

    Cape Town, South Africa

    This is a very talented and hard working group of women who live in an area where gangsterism is a huge problem. By creating beautiful functional products they are able to be home to care for elderly and watch over children while still earning their own income.

  • Wot-if? Trust

    Diepsloot, South Africa

    Wot-if? Trust runs several projects in the township of Diepsloot to uplift, empower and educate residence. We have created products that the women can make at home in order to earn their own income while still being available for their family and community.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2018
Welcome to Spaza's shop on Etsy.
Spaza products provide a made-with-care alternative to modern day disposable household items and this integrity runs through everything we do. I look forward to making this purchase a wonderful experience for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Every Spaza product is handmade with care but if for some reason, it is not what you expected, please let me know so I can make it right for you.

If your parcel really gets lost somewhere in the world - I will send you another one.
Payment
I accept payments through Pay Pal. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal as you can use your debt/credit card.

Customs: All customs fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.

More information on payment process can be found on the following link: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Shipping
I like to use the postal service and am happy to ship anywhere and everywhere!
I skip down to the post office every day and will then email you with a tracking number.
Spaza goodies being shipped from South Africa generally take 10 to 15 working days to reach the USA or Europe.

*Good News* Some of our products are now shipped from the States! This will be indicated on your order. These items will take 1-3 days for delivery..
Additional policies and FAQs
Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if you are unsure about anything. I like to hear from you:)