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| Cape Town, South Africa

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Last updated on Nov 23, 2021

We are so thrilled to be one of Etsy's first Star Sellers! To Etsy, and everyone who has supported us - THANK YOU! As always, we ship all weekdays, FREE delivery within the US. Please feel free to message us if you have any questions or requests.



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Our Bag Savers are great for taking your reusable veggie bags to the grocery store! Store your bags at home and grab and go!
Our breathable cotton loaf bags are all about the quality of day-old breads used toast, crutons, panzanella, and bread crumbs. Make delicious bruschetta by rubbing down with a garlic clove, drizzle with olive oil and top with chopped tomato and basil.
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About SpazaStore

Sales 28,958
On Etsy since 2013

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 were 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 household 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 life for themselves and creating products that help us all consume better and live a less wasteful lifestyle.

Shop members

  • Julia Schaffer

    Owner, Designer

    Julia officially started Spaza Store in 2013. With a fashion design background and two small children, Julia started creating handmade eco-friendly household items that could create home-based employment for women living in South Africa.

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, this group of knitters are able to be home to care for the elderly and watch over children while still earning their own income.

  • Westlake United Church Trust

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Community Centre to empower the residents of Westlake, Cape Town through empowerment, education, skills development programs and home-based care, so that it will become a self-sustaining, thriving community.

  • 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 September 21, 2021
Welcome to Spaza Store 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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts 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: 21 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
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.
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:
Our products are now shipped directly from the USA with USPS First Class shipping. You can expect to receive your products within 3 - 5 working days.

Our shipping costs are as follows:

Anywhere in the US -> FREE!
Outside the US -> $7.00 for the 1st item and $1.85 for each one thereafter.

All orders shipping to a destination outside of the USA and UK are subject to the import duties, fees, and taxes of the destination country.

We are not responsible for any duties, fees, or taxes that are incurred during the delivery of your order/package, and we have no control over the process or additional charges associated with the delivery and importation of your order/package into your country. We do not benefit in anyway from these charges and we work closely with our carriers to ensure as few delays as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you are unsure about anything. I look forward to answering your questions.

More information

Last updated on Jan 14, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What size dish cover should I buy?

We have a variety of sizes to ensure that you find a size to fit any bowl. Our covers fit the following size dishes:

Small -> 6 - 8 inches
Medium -> 8 - 10 inches
Large -> 10 - 13 inches
Extra Large -> 13 - 14 inches

Do you make rectangular dish covers?

Our dish covers fit round and rectangular bowls and dishes. The cotton cover moulds to the size of your dish, and the elastic will help secure it into place.

Are your covers coated?

Our covers are not coated with beeswax or another sealant. Our covers are made out of cotton and are designed to be breathable, so as to not let condensation and moisture build up in your dish.