May 25, 2020

Our two exceptional wood carvers, Jackson and Filbert have sent us videos to share with you. They tell us a little bit about themselves, how they learnt to carve and what it means for them to have wo...

April 25, 2020

There is something magical in the alchemy of using discarded kitchen scraps to turn fabric into beautiful hues. With relative ease and a therapeutic process you can breathe new life into tired clothe...

March 21, 2020

We operate QÄSA QÄSA from our two homes, Aniqah in Surrey and Naeema from Kent, and it was a learning curve for us both to move from the buzz of demanding offices environments to managing that time o...

January 30, 2020

My trip around Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia in September & October 2019 was nothing short of incredible. I have attempted to consolidate the details of my travels into this one pager and included lot...

January 28, 2020

These light and fluffy East African donuts - called Mandazi or Mahambri - are addictive pillows of joy and we grew up devouring them!

Mandazi's are typically eaten for breakfast alongside a...

November 22, 2019

QÄSA QÄSA looks to support charities in East Africa every Christmas as a way of giving back to the communities we work with. This Christmas it was important to us to find ways we can improve female r...

July 8, 2019

We are continually inspired by the stories of our artisans - the journey they have endured and the beautiful pieces they have handcrafted.

Some of the artisans we work with are refugees. Their courage...

May 17, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I found myself deeply affected after watching the Guardian video below. It sent shockwaves through me to think about the affect of the plastics we've used for our entire lifetim...

March 2, 2019


This week, we've been trialling some new designs with a group of wood carvers to make a new line of spoons and scoops. Some of the artisans were previously trained at ADEA Africa in Mtwa...

February 22, 2019

Hello and welcome to our first newsletter of 2019! It seems rather belated to be saying this but we hope you've all had a great start to the year. 

For many of us the beginning of a new year is a...

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