offers possibilities to young African entrepreneurs
Halo Dish Covers is the brainchild of a successful team behind Spaza Store in Cape Town, South Africa, known for producing handy dish covers for covering and protecting food. With eight years’ experience in designing, manufacturing, and marketing dish covers at Spaza Store, we have earned the reputation as the team responsible for the best dish covers, globally. We knew it was time to grow – and out of that growth came our exciting new brand, Halo Dish Covers. Our growth generates more opportunities for young people in South Africa – a growth that will expand our community of like-minded people, as we work together towards better business practices. This growth also means less waste, and less single-use plastics.
So, why dish covers? Because they are super handy and…
- they are flexible -accommodating many different sizes, shapes, and situations
- they are durable and will be with you for years, and years
- unlike cling wrap, they contain no harmful toxins that can be absorbed into food, and they protect food from contamination
- they keep the environment free of waste, created by single-use plastics
- they slot into a busy lifestyle – machine washable and at hand, in a drawer, when needed
- they are decorative when entertaining and, being both pretty and practical, they are appreciated gifts
A Fairtrade Story
Each Halo Dish Cover carries the artist’s story, told from Africa.
Halo Dish Covers creates opportunities for aspiring South African artists by inviting them to use our dish covers as canvases for their designs. Twice a year the Halo Dish Coversteam brainstorms themes for the prints on our dish covers. Inspiration comes from festive occasions, kitchen and dining trends, and our own imaginations. Thereafter, we make a public ‘call out’ via colleges, universities, social media, and our database of budding designers, inviting young artists to submit a one-page pitch on their chosen theme. These young professionals gain experience on pitching for work, making a presentation, and meeting a deadline. If their concept is chosen, they are required to build out the idea to fit the many different sizes and shapes of dish covers in the Halo Dish Covers range. Support is offered throughout the process and recognition is awarded at the launch of each contributor’s collection. Remuneration allows contributors to make considerable advances in their respective careers by helping them afford equipment, by producing a body of work for an exhibition, or by paying tuition fees. Besides work experience and the financial gain, the artists aregiven exposure, as well as the opportunity to tell their stories, to share their creativity, and use their talents to help make the world a better place.
Halo Dish Covers are handmade, proudly South African, and aim to create much-needed employment. The Halo Dish Covers’ team is currently working with – and uplifting – existing manufactures and cooperatives that have facilities and seamstresses, but do not have sufficient work to support their employees. The team also works closely with its manufacturing partners, advisors and training institutions, providing training and equipment to produce consistent, excellent quality products in a sustainable and efficient way. As Halo Dish Covers grows, our focus is on expanding this initiative to create many happy working opportunities for more young South Africans.
Halo Dish Covers, with contemporary eco-friendly packaging, brings a novel approach to home dining, reduced waste, and functional gifts. Its pleasing print designs, created by South African artists, tell a striking story. As Nature’s Guardian Angel, Halo Dish Covers offers hope to South Africans through the creation of much-needed employment opportunities and contributes towards freeing our environment of single-use plastic waste.
Let your journey to helping create a brighter future start with us…
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