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“Great shop, great cause”
Review of Selyn

Selyn
Ranked #5 of 37 Shopping in Kandy
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Owner description: Selyn is Sri Lanka's only Fair Trade guaranteed Handloom company that engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of Handloom weavers in bringing to you products made of 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion. Selyn's Fair Trade shop in Kandy offers a wide selection of brightly colored hand woven clothing, accessories, toys and fabrics. The only World Fair Trade Organization registered fair trade shop in Kandy, it is located right across from the Temple of the Tooth. Look for our colorful billboards as you leave the temple! Also vist our shops in Colombo, Kurunegala and Negombo.
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great shop, great cause”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Beautiful products which not only make for great souvenirs, but also support a good cause (economic empowerment for disadvantaged women in rural areas).

Visited March 2013
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Biel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“We bought our souvenirs and gifts”
Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

An oasis in Kandy and a must shop. Not just because it's fairtrade, you can feel the Sri Lankan spirit which is a bit lost in the rest of this big city and it has really great articles to buy.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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15 reviews
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“Wow, the colors, the quality!”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

The Selyn fair trade shop in Kandy is a place of calm and brilliant color, right across the street from the Temple of the Tooth. Bags, toys, clothing all produced under the fair trade principles. All the products are made with handloom materials, every stitch creating work for a woman somewhere on the island. I love their story, love their products!

Visited September 2013
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