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About Us | Halo Dish Covers

Halo Dish Covers, known as Nature's Guardian Angel, was founded by the team behind Spaza Store in Cape Town, South Africa. We specialize in creating practical dish covers and helping reduce single-use plastic waste, while offering hope to South Africans through the creation of much needed employment opportunities
When it was time for Spaza to grow, we knew that we didn't want to grow just to have a bigger company.  Our aim was to grow opportunities for young people in South Africa, grow our communities of like-minded people and to work together towards better business practices. Our growth also means less waste, and less single-use plastics.

     Made in South Africa

    Halo Dish Covers, is a Cape Town-based company founded by the team behind Spaza Store. They are dedicated to producing practical dish covers that help reduce single-use plastic waste and create valuable employment opportunities in South Africa. Their growth philosophy centers around expanding opportunities for young South Africans, fostering communities of like-minded individuals, and promoting sustainable business practices.

    In a country grappling with a 32.9% unemployment rate—of which 59.6% are youths under 25—Halo is committed to uplifting local manufacturers and cooperatives. They provide training and equipment to ensure high-quality production and plan to expand these efforts to create even more jobs as the company grows.

    In addition to their environmental and social missions, Halo fosters opportunities for emerging artists. They invite young designers to submit concept proposals, providing guidance and support throughout the design process. This initiative allows aspiring designers to gain industry experience and see their work come to life.





    Committed to environmental kindness 

    We are firm believers of environmental kindness and this thread runs through everything we create. All our products are packaged in an eco-friendly warehouse, where we make every effort to ensure that we reduce plastic wherever possible. 

    Opportunities for artists

    To generate fresh ideas and discover new talent, the Halo team publicly invites young designers to submit a one-page concept proposal on a theme of their choice. If selected, the designer adapts the design to fit the various sizes and shapes of Halo dish covers. Throughout the process, the Halo team offers support and guidance, affording aspiring young designers the chance to gain valuable experience in the industry and the chance to see the impact their art can have on the world.

    We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved official Fair Trade verification! 

      We take great pride in being acknowledged by the Fair Trade Federation and are committed to upholding their principles of fairness, transparency, and accountability. This achievement is not just a milestone for our brand, but a demonstration of our dedication to ethical and socially-responsible business practices.

      Meet the Team

      South African Headquarters


      The Team in Vancouver           

      Julia Schaffer


      Brad Schaffer



      The Halo Advisory Board 

      With the advice and guidance of these industry experts we strive to create sustainable opportunities for young people in South Africa.  

      Simon Baker Johnson

      Screen Printing Advisor

      Nike Romano

      Surface Design Advisor

      Anita Stanbury 

      Textile Manufacturing Development

      We are grateful for assistance from Mr Shamil Isaacs and his team from Cape Peninsula Technikon Textile Faculty in Cape Town South Africa.