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About Us

Spaza Store is a homeware brand based in Cape Town, South Africa. At Spaza Store we design functional everyday household items guided by environmental kindness and the upliftment of people.

Founded by Julia Schaffer in 2013, the designs were guided by Julia’s daily household tasks and a need for alternatives to disposable plastic items that the world has become accustomed to.

‘A Spaza shop’ is an informal shop selling everyday household items, run from home in South African townships. The production of Spaza's functional hand-made products creates home-based employment for South African women.

The products are designed by Julia in her home studio and are produced by women in home industries in and around Cape Town, with careful consideration for the natural, sustainable, raw materials that are locally available.

Spaza Store is currently available in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


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