About Us

At spaZa we design functional everyday household items guided by environmental kindness and the upliftment of people.


Our designs draw inspiration from the personal experiences of our founder and designer, Julia Schaffer. Julia finds inspiration in her love for cooking, entertaining, exploring, and traveling.
 Based in Cape Town, our offices are in Paarden Eiland where our dedicated staff oversees the production of our handmade products by several home and community-based-worker-owned makers, many mothers and caregivers living on the Cape Flats.



We are thrilled to announce that spaZa has achieved official Fair Trade verification! 


   Spaza's flagship store is situated in The Watershed at V&A Waterfront, with distribution channels extending to the UK, US, and Canada. We are proud to be recognised for our sustainable business practices by the Fair Trade Federation  and we are a certified Women-Owned business by WeConnect International 


Our store in Cape Town is in The Watershed, home to contemporary South African handmade products in the beautiful V & A Waterfront.