About Us | Nature's Guardian Angel
Made in South Africa
South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate of 32.9% (and this number is increasing) of which 59.6% is made up of young people under the age of 25. We are working to uplift existing manufacturers and cooperatives in South Africa, with a focus on creating job opportunities for young people. Halo provides training and equipment to ensure consistent, high-quality production in a sustainable and efficient manner. As the company grows, we plan to expand this initiative and create even more job opportunities.
According to a survey conducted by SME South Africa, 47% of South Africa’s small and medium enterprises are led by women. Halo Dish Covers happens to form part of that group. Our company comprises a phenomenal team of talented women led by female visionary, Julia Schaffer. By collaborating with existing manufacturers and artists, we hope to drive this narrative forward by creating more opportunities for women to thrive.
We recently received certification from WeConnect International as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). This certification recognizes Halo as a women-owned business that meets the rigorous standards set by WeConnect International.
As a WBE, we are part of a global network of women-owned businesses and has access to resources, opportunities, and support to grow and succeed. This is a testament to our commitment to promoting diversity and gender equality in the business world while providing innovative and sustainable products to our consumers.
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!
- Cultivating new market opportunities for economically and socially marginalized producers
- Developing transparent and accountable relationships with producers
- Building capacity among producers to improve their skills and knowledge
- Promoting fair trade as a viable alternative to traditional trade practices
- Paying promptly and fairly to ensure producers receive a living wage for their work
- Supporting safe and empowering working conditions for all workers involved in fair trade
- Ensuring the rights of children are protected and respected
- Cultivating environmental stewardship and promoting sustainable practices
- Respecting cultural, racial, and ethnic identity and diversity.
Meet the Team
South African Headquarters
The Team in Vancouver
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
Surface Design Advisor
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.