What is Cosmic Bazaar?
Cosmic Bazaar is the brain child of two dreamers, two vagabond souls who couldn’t stand the thought of investing their energy into the dreams and schemes of others. Cosmic Bazaar is more than a mere online store or market stall, Cosmic Bazaar is our freedom. Developing this platform for our creation has been the doorway to our liberation! Our ethos as a company is to be as environmentally friendly and conscious as possible – this entails sourcing all of our products ethically and ensuring that everything in our store is 100% natural and sustainably produced. The purpose of this platform is to provide a space for creators, such as ourselves, who have products to sell, but may not have the means or time to develop their own web-stores, or to travel to markets on a weekly basis. As owners of this small business we know each and every one of our suppliers personally and have intimate knowledge of the sourcing and production processes. Another very important part of our ethos is our fundamental belief in the deep connection between all life on our beautiful planet Earth. We see and recognise this connection in everything and everyone we encounter, and we aim to honour this in all of our business practices. It is for this reason that we aim to give back as much as possible, and we are currently involved in several minor community upliftment initiatives and our company is supporting families in need throughout South Africa. Although our reach is small at present, we plan to grow these involvements in alignment with the growth of our company. We have incredible vision for our company and for its involvement in changing the lives of many of our Rastafarian brothers and sisters throughout SA, and we hope to extend our aid into many other communities in the future.
The reason we started this company was because we didn’t want to work 9-5 office jobs, we needed to find a sustainable, and ethical source of income that allowed us our freedom, as creatives, to travel, to seek and to find all that it is our souls are searching for in this journey we call life!
A perfect example of this being today! Today we (Dyl and Ash) summited Hoerikwaggo (Table Mountain) as a means of commemorating our first year of business! In the middle of the week, on company time, we climbed up Platteklip Gorge, with the aim of taking Cosmic Bazaar to new heights! Summiting the mountain today was more than a mere physical act, it was the real-world manifestation of the metaphorical climb we’ve been on for more than a year now. Life is no easy ride, and she certainly has no room for coat-tailers, but once we put our collective talents, skills and visions together, there was no looking back. This was the first of many mountains we’re going to climb together, but looking back on this year, I can certainly say we’ve grown strong, and together, we’re ready to take on any challenges that life has in store for us. Here’s to moving onward and up up upward!
We want to thank both Mother Earth and Father Sky for all that they have done for us this past year. We’d also like to thank all of our incredible friends and family members who have supported us in the most incredible ways. Our travels throughout SA, to several markets and festivals have connected us to the most incredible souls all over our beautiful country, and the network we’ve developed is better described as a family that anything else. We’re both really proud of what we have achieved in the last 12 months, and we look forward to a bright and exciting future.
Thank you again for all of your support!
We love you!
Earth loves you!
And Great Spirit does too!