Halo Dish Covers are the perfect eco-friendly replacement for plastic wrap and aluminum foil when storing leftovers in your fridge, bringing a dish to pass, or dining outdoors. This set is part of the artisan Utensils Series.Itincludes one Medium, Large, and Extra Large — each with enough elasticity to cover varying sizes and shapes. Use them for food prep, entertaining, or food storage.
Halo Dish Covers offers hope to South Africans through the creation of much needed employment opportunities and contributes towards freeing our environment of single-use plastic waste. The Utensils Series is the work of a young artist, Gabriele Jacobs. (Scroll down to read more.)
These make great hostess gifts, too.
Note from WG: We've been searching for these... tried a few brands and were underwhelmed either because they had plastic toggles, didn't use organic or recycled cotton, patterns were meh, and didn't come from a maker committed to doing good. These check all the boxes. I hope you find them as lovely as we do.
Reusable — lasts and lasts
Adjustable — fits various shapes and sizes
Breathable — no sweating of leafy greens and condensation
Effective — food does not dry out
Healthy — no toxins
Screen-printed and sewn by hand
100% GOTS Certified organic cotton
Made in South Africa by Halo, a company that cares about people and the environment
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF Care instructions: Machine wash, air or tumble dry as required.
Medium cover (Curry) — Fits up to 10 inches
Large cover (Terracotta Red) — Fits up to 12 inches
Extra-large (Indigo Blue) Fits up to 13 inches
Note: Do not use in oven, not tested in microwave
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE? Plastic containers, plastic wrap, plastic baggies, aluminum foil. Plus, it looks way better. :)
MATERIALS 100% GOTS Organic Cotton and elastic.
PACKAGING Kraft paper envelope. Please recycle.
SOURCE Made in South Africa.
ABOUT THE COMPANY Halo Dish Covers was started by the team behind Spaza Store in Cape Town, South Africa, known for producing handy dish covers for covering and protecting food. As Nature’s Guardian Angel, Halo Dish Covers offers hope to South Africans through the creation of much needed employment opportunities and contributes towards freeing our environment of single-use plastic waste.
South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate of 29.1% (and this number is increasing) of which 58.2% is made up of young people under the age of 25. Halo Dish Covers is currently working with, and uplifting, existing manufacturers and cooperatives that have facilities and seamstresses but do not have sufficient work to support their staff and members. The Halo team is working closely with our manufacturing partners, providing the training and equipment required to produce consistent, excellent quality in a sustainable and efficient way. As Halo grows, we are focused on expanding this initiative to create many happy working opportunities for more young South African workers.
Opportunities for artists Twice a year Halo’s brand team brainstorms design themes for prints on our dish covers. Inspiration is taken from festive occasions, kitchen and dining trends, and our own imaginations. We then make a public ‘call out’ via colleges and universities, social media and our database of aspiring designers, inviting young designers to submit a one-page pitch on their chosen theme. These young professionals gain experience on pitching for work, making a presentation, and meeting a deadline. If their concept is chosen, they are required to build out the concept to fit the many different sizes and shapes of dish covers in the Halo range. There is communication along the way during which support is offered through the processes and photographs are taken for the launch of their collection. The artists are paid in one lump sum once their work is handed in. In this way they are able to make considerable advances in their careers by buying equipment, producing a body of work for an exhibition, or paying school fees. Besides work experience and renumeration, the artists also gain exposure, as well as the opportunity to tell their story, to share their work, and see how their art can be used to make the world a better place. This Utensils Series is the work of Gabriele Jacobs. Learn more about him, here.