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Help a mother in need this Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, we are supporting mothers in need by donating 10% of our sales to St. Anne's Home for Women and Children.  St. Anne's Home is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, providing shelter and support to mothers and children who have experienced abuse and homelessness.  Shop with us between 11 - 14 May and help us raise money for St. Anne's Home to support the wonderful work they do. If you'd like to learn more about St. Anne's Home, view the video below or visit their website HERE.

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Fold your way to an adorable Easter tablescape with Bunny-shaped Napkins!

Hop into the Easter spirit with our playful napkin-folding project! In just a few simple steps, you can transform our beautiful 100% cotton napkins into sturdy bunny shapes that will delight your family and guests.  By folding your napkins the day before, you can create an entire "warren" to greet your guests with a festive and charming tablescape. Follow along with our easy-to-follow tutorial and add a touch of whimsy to your holiday celebration! Instructions Lay your napkin on a flat surface with the pattern facing downwards. Bring the bottom and top edges to the middle of the napkin to form a rectangle.  Fold your rectangle in half.  Bring the top left and top right corners towards the bottom of...

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spaZa's definitive guide to furoshiki wrapping

Many of the most revered Japanese arts have emerged from a need for practical solutions to everyday problems. Furoshiki, the art of gift wrapping using cloth, is no different. The term, which literally translates to “bath (furo) spread (shiki)” was first used during the Nara period (710-794) as a means to protect valuable goods. Furoshiki has since evolved into a popular practice around the world, with people using the cloths to not only wrap gifts but also to carry bottles, hold vegetables and even as table settings.  I was first introduced to the art of cloth wrapping last year while researching how to limit waste during Christmas celebrations. The thought of giving someone a gift in reusable fabric captured my...

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How to spend a minimalist Christmas with kids

Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal of many parents worldwide, especially following the Covid-19 pandemic. And for parents who are not quite ready to take minimalism to the extreme this festive season, there still seems to be an interest in downsizing the overall experience of giving gifts and celebrating with family.  But why would someone want to go the minimalist route? The reasons are plenty. For many families, they want to take away the materialistic focus of the festive season and try to redirect attention to themes such as generosity, kindness, peace and joy. A minimalist approach also helps to limit waste during this special time of the year, which typically involves large amounts of disposable plastic and...

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The spaZa guide on how to green your Halloween

Halloween is one of the most adored holidays of the year and with good reason. It’s an excuse to let your hair down, adorn yourself in crazy costumes, watch horror movies all night and consume copious amounts of candy. Sadly, the traditions that we have come to know and love about Old Hallow’s Eve also carry with them a whole lot of waste.  According to a report by U.K.-based environmental charity Hubbub, the plastic waste generated from “disposable” Halloween costumes and clothing exceeds 2,000 tons annually. And that number does not include the waste generated from Halloween decorations and candy.  All hope is not lost for Halloween enthusiasts, though. We’ve got you covered with this helpful guide with tips and...

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