Want to avoid using plastic wrap and find that the bees-wax covers aren't too functional? Enter Spaza.

Spaza dish covers are breathable covers for food that are reusable, machine washable and will adjust to cover different sizes and shapes of dishes.

The production of Spaza's functional hand-made products creates home-based employment for South African women.

The products are designed by Julia in her home studio and are produced by women in home industries in and around Cape Town. Many of these women would otherwise not be able to find employment due to the safety risk posed by travelling to and from work in the turbulent areas in which they live.

Frustrated with the lack of alternatives to plastic in the kitchen, Julia Schaffer decided to take matters in her own hand and launch her own products.

Prices range from $8 - $49 and available at