CIRCUS JOURNAL

March 2021

Buying Better

'Our shopping habits have changed forever. Here are the new ways we're taking stock'.

THE COURT CIRCULAR

March 2021

Community Spirits Across The Continents

Interview with QÄSA QÄSA

HOMES & ANTIQUES

March 2021

Pots of Plenty

'Blantyre glass storage jars by QÄSA QÄSA'.

LIVING ETC (via Akojo Market)

January 2021

Pretty Little Things

'Coconut Wood Cake Sever - Helpful artisan tools that just happen to be gorgeous'.

MOYI MAGAZINE

January 2021

What's New

'Mbale Earrings - Ethical homewares and jewellery brand QÄSA QÄSA unveils a new handcrafted jewellery collection by Yewo'.

HOUSE & GARDEN

December 2020

Affordable Stocking Fillers From Independent Shops

'African blackwood Coffee Scoop by The Makonde Carvers from QÄSA QÄSA'.

COLLAGERIE

November 2020

In The Mood: Green House

'QÄSA QÄSA set of 4 embroidered Napkins and sustainable Horn Tumblers'.

THE HOME PAGE

November 2020

Christmas Gift Guide: Homeware Presents For Under £50

'Blantyre storage jars made from repurposed wine bottles with hand-carved mahogony lids'.

SUSTAINABLY SIMPLE

November 2020

100+ Small Shops To Support This Christmas

'QÄSA QÄSA - Ethical homewares that empower artisans in East Africa'.

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

November 2020

Christmas Inspiration - Give Twice

'Blantyre Storage Jars - Give a gift that gives back this year with products whose profits go to charity and support the work and research they do'.

THE WOODEN HILL

November 2020

Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide  - Featuring Blantyre Jars

'I’ve put together a Christmas Gift Guide that includes some incredible indie brands that you may not heard of' .

JASMINE HEMSLEY

October 2020

6 Brilliant Black-Owned / BAME Homeware Brands You Need To Know About

'If you’re looking for ethical gifts, it’s right this way. Each item — from colourful tea towels to horn tumblers — is hand-crafted in East Africa and tells a unique story.'

YOUR HOME

October 2020

Style File: Cultural Fusion - Featuring QÄSA QÄSA's Ikiba Wall Basket

'Take inspiration from faraway cultures with warm colours, elaborate patterns and tactile materials'

HOMES & GARDEN

September 2020

Me & My Kitchen: Chef Melissa Hemsley Shows Us Her Favourite Room 

'I can't stop buying Vitsoe shelves. They're covered in beautiful jars from QÄSA QÄSA, made by artisans in Malawi, a lot of Kilner jars and piles of mismatched crockery.'

91 MAGAZINE

July 2020

From Corporate to Creative: Making a Major Career Change

'Naeema and Aniqah set-up QÄSA QÄSA, a contemporary homewares brand sourced from East Africa, after leaving behind jobs as an IT Governance Analyst and Company Administrator at a London art gallery.'

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

April 2020

My Style Inspirations - Melissa Hemsley

'I buy all my kitchenware from sustainable brands too, such as Aerende and QÄSA QÄSA'

FINANCIAL TIMES - HOW TO SPEND IT

February 2020

The Find

'A smart buy for less than £100. Each of QÄSA QÄSA's citrus squeezers is hand-carved from sustainably sourced African Blackwood by Jack, a Makonde artisan in Tanzania.'

ECO-AGE (via Akojo Market)

November 2019

The Sustainable Living Gift Guide

'These sophisticated storage jars are sure to turn heads at the zero-waste store.'

SELVEDGE MAGAZINE

November 2019

Winter Fair 

'In the lead up to our annual Winter Fair Selvedge talks to some of the companies that will be joining us. Here we talk to Naeema and Aniqah, co-founders of QÄSA QÄSA, a lifestyle and homewares store.'

THE TROVE UK

November 2019

Female Founded Homeware Edit

'Shop female-founded independent brands, plus hear from the women behind the business. Taking inspiration from their heritage, Naeema & Aniqah...'

ESSENTIAL KITCHEN BATHROOM BEDROOM MAGAZINE

November 2019

3 Of The Best: Made from Coconut

'Carving out - QÄSA QÄSA Coconut Wood Grain Spoon'

WEALDEN TIMES

October 2019

Kitchen Trends of 2020 | Page 133

African Blackwood Scoop - Handmade Tale:'With the environment in mind, next year is set to be big for handmade unique pieces with stories behind them.'

GOOD CHEESE MAGAZINE

October 2019

Set The Table In Style | Page 46

'This unusual cow horn butter knife, handcrafted from sustainably sourced Ankole cattle horn, can be used for soft cheeses and pate too.'

COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE

September 2019

The Utterly Inessential Shopping List

'Lovingly made out of hand-dyed sweetgrass & sisal in Rwanda by Indego Africa, this basket is perfect for neatly storing all those little things which clutter up a workspace…including packets of tissues and strepsils.'

A BIKE SUPPERS

September 2019

An Evening Of African Storytelling

'Their Ankole Horn serving spoon was one by a lucky guest in our prize draw. These pearlescent pieces are totally one of a kind as no two spoons are the same and each comes with it’s own special story.'

PLANT & PLATE

August 2019

Summery Lemon And Basil Pasta Salad

'We styled the recipe with this beautiful QÄSA QÄSA lemon squeezer, an ethical company that is worth investing in.'

ACTUAL SIZE MAGAZINE

August 2019

A Few Of Our Favourite Picks

'Storage solutions - Blantyre Jars'

THE HOME PAGE

June 2019

Brand We Love

'Craftsmanship, quality and provenance; meet Aniqah Moawalla and Naeema Anjarwalla, the inspiring partnership behind the ethical East African homewares store QÄSA QÄSA.'

CURIOUSLY CONSCIOUS BLOG

May 2019

12 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps

'I like to store all my pads on the countertop in a beautiful Recycled Glass Storage Jar, by QÄSA QÄSA. The jar is made from the bottom of a wine bottle, and topped off with a heavy wooden stopper, all made by artisans in Malawi.'

BARRONS - PENTA MAGAZINE

December 2018

Good Company: QÄSA QÄSA’s Stylish Homewares From East African Artisans

'What makes QÄSA QÄSA truly unique is that items come with story cards, so customers know exactly how their new pieces were made, including the materials, process, skills involved, and who made them. They believed there was a market for handcrafted items with a contemporary African style, and they wanted to tell the stories of the makers so customers could appreciate the hard work and artistry in each piece.'

MELISSA HEMSLEY

December 2018

Purchase with Purpose | Gifts that give back

'I have the beautiful soft tea towels, woven plant holders and the recycled wine bottle storage containers in my kitchen and bathroom.'

THE ECOLOGICAL

December 2018

The Ultimate Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

'If you haven't checked out QÄSA QÄSA yet, I highly recommend you have a browse of their website, as they have a wide range of handcrafted homewares that would make excellent presents this year.'

RUTH MACGILP BLOG

November 2018

The Ultimate Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

'Here are some of my favourite ethical brands and products that will make great Christmas gifts for the stylish and sustainable loved ones in your life. QÄSA QÄSA is a sustainable brand offering ethically made gifts and homewares from East Africa, with a beautifully curated collection.'

ECO-AGE

November 2018

The Ultimate Eco-Age Christmas Gift Guide

'Ethical homewares from QÄSA QÄSA, as wished for by our contributor Melissa Hemsley.'

LONDON LIFE MAGAZINE

July 2018

Page 251

'QÄSA QÄSA is a contemporary homeware brand offering beautifully designed pieces that bring texture and interest to your home.'

THE LONDON MOTHER

May 2018

12 Ethical homeware brands you should be shopping with

'The homewares are original and will stand the test of time. each purchase includes a card that reveals the story behind the product. That's a lot more interesting than most shopping experiences! Follow their beautiful Instagram @qasa_qasa '

MAXI MAGAZINE

Jan/Feb 2018

Sustainable Brand

'QÄSA QÄSA is introduced as a new, and stylish sustainable brand. This Magazine is based in Germany, and goes out to a German readership.'

REFINERY 29 UK

September 2017

12 Earth-Friendly Interiors Brands To Have In Your Home

'QÄSA QÄSA focusses on working with local artisans, organisations and NGOs in eastern Africa to create jobs and teach skills.'
 

AVENUE 15

March 2017

Features: Homes & Garden

'Unique Fairtrade Handmade Gifts from East Africa | Looking for something different to surprise your Mum with this Mother’s Day? Or perhaps you are searching for a unique Wedding Gift for a fab couple? Give something truly special...'

THE CHOSEN CLUB

December 2016

10 Home Obsessions of Hemsley + Hemsley

Melissa: 'QÄSA QÄSA recycled bottle green storage jars (and vibrantly patterned fruit bowls woven by female artisans in Rwanda) make the most incredible presents.'