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Cofounders of QÄSA QÄSA | Naeema & Aniqah

Left: Aniqah  |  Right: Naeema

QÄSA QÄSA stems from the Amharic (Ethiopian) word to mean 

inspire | awake | motivate

Taking inspiration from our heritage we set off on a journey to explore the incredibly diverse skills of artisans in Eastern Africa. We have a passion for discovering traditional craftsmanship and this forms the inspiration behind our collection of thoughtfully designed homewares and gifts.


Each item is carefully hand crafted, honouring the creativity of the regions we work in and celebrating the craft of our makers.


Our pieces make particularly wonderful gifts and are perfect for those who treasure handmade.

Great importance is placed on our ethical and social responsibilities and we are continuing to develop and adapt to ensure our footprint is considered in all decisions to create a positive impact.




  • Our artisans set their own price for their work

  • The welfare of our artisans is a priority - we pay fair wages and aim to create a virtuous cycle of opportunity for them by providing continued work and a reliable income

  • We use natural materials and many of our products are made using offcuts / discarded materials which are repurposed into new designs

  • Every step in the making of our products is done entirely by hand using traditional techniques, many of which have been passed down through generations

  • For every purchase made, we contribute towards forest restoration, bio-diversity and community farming practices by planting trees with the International Tree Foundation

  • We collect and reuse packaging as much as possible to reduce our impact

  • We make for keeps, valuing creativity, connection and community

 Featured in the Financial Times, Guardian Gift Guide and V&A Museum shop, we proudly wave the flag for our artisans.

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Aniqah & Naeema 

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