Co-founders of QÄSA QÄSA - Naeema & Aniqah

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

inspire | awake | motivate

Taking inspiration from our heritage, we founded QÄSA QÄSA in 2015 and 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 handmade home accents. We are a contemporary homeware shop offering covetable, one of a kind pieces that have been designed to inspire the curious. Every QÄSA QÄSA product comes with a story and honours the creativity of the regions we work in. 

 

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

 

 

OUR PRINCIPLES OF CARE

  • Our artisans set their own price for their work

  • The welfare of our workers is a priority - we pay fair wages and aim to create a virtuous cycle of opportunity for our artisans by providing them with 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 hope you will join us on our journey of discovering the extraordinary! Follow us on social media or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with our happenings.

 

We look forward to sharing our stories with you. 

Aniqah & Naeema 

Left: Aniqah  |  Right: Naeema