Halo Dish Covers bring a fresh approach to home, dining, reduced waste living and functional gifts areas.
Acting as Nature's Guardian Angel, Halo Dish Covers offer hope to South Africans through the creation of much-needed employment opportunities, and by saving our environment from single-use plastic waste.
Halo tells a striking instore story with the beautiful print designs created by South African artists, contemporary eco-friendly packaging and easy informative free-standing display boxes.
A time to grow.
Spaza’s focus is on developing and retailing functional products that could be made by women working from home. When it came time for Spaza to grow we knew that growth could not be for growth’s sake. Growth was to grow opportunities for young people in South Africa. Growth is to be used to grow our communities of like-minded people and to work together towards better business practices. And growth needs to mean less waste, and directly, less single-use plastics.
Made in South Africa
South Africa has an alarming rate of 29,1% unemployment. In addition, the unemployment rate of the youth under the age of 25 is 58.2%!
Halo Dish Covers are currently working with and uplifting existing manufactures and cooperatives who have facilities and seamstresses but do not have sufficient work to support their staff and members. The Halo team is working closely with our manufacturing partners, advisors and training institutions providing training and equipment to produce consistently excellent quality in a sustainable and efficient way.
Opportunities for artists.
Twice a year, Halo’s brand team, brainstorm design themes for prints on their dish covers. They make public a ‘call-out’ via colleges and universities, social media and their database of up and coming designers inviting the young designer to submit a one-page pitch on their chosen theme.
Their young professionals gain experience in pitching for work, making a presentation, and meeting a deadline. If their concept is chosen, they build out the idea to fit the many different sizes and shapes of dish covers in the Halo range.
Support is offered throughout the processes, and their picture is taken for the launch of their collection. The remuneration they receive allows them to make substantial advances in their careers by buying equipment, producing a body of work for an exhibition or paying school fees. Besides work experience and money, the artists are also given the opportunity to tell their story, to share their work, and see how their art can be used to make the world a better place.