Principle Eight:  Providing Capacity Building

The organisation seeks to increase positive developmental impacts for small, marginalised producers through Fair Trade.

The organisation develops the skills and capabilities of its own employees or members. Organisations working directly with small producers develop specific activities to help these producers improve their management skills, production capabilities and access to markets – local / regional / international / Fair Trade and mainstream as appropriate. Organisations which buy Fair Trade products through Fair Trade intermediaries in the South assist these organisations to develop their capacity to support the marginalised producer groups that they work with.

Principle Eight: Providing Capacity Building
  • All Selyn showrooms and factories will be closed until further notice due to the current public health emergency. We kindly urge you to stay indoors and help prevent this virus from further spreading. 
The only thing we can do to help our country fight this virus is to stay indoors and practice social distancing. Please do your bit. #Stayathome 
#covid_19 #srilanka
  • Another International Women's Day celebrating empowering ladies of Selyn. We couldn't be more proud. #IWD2020 #eachforequal
  • In a society where women are expected to become stay at home moms from the day they get married, Selyn along with fair trade principles introduced a work culture that helps women achieve their true potential as working mothers. While challenging gender-based inequalities, Selyn started its journey nearly 30 years ago to provide women employment that empowers them. Not only fair and equal pay with good working conditions, but Selyn employees are also provided with in-house daycare facilities so that mothers do not have to give up their careers after childbirth. Something all Sri Lankan employers to think about this International Women’s Day. #EachForEqual #IWD2020
  • International Women’s day is right around the corner, and we can not wait to celebrate our wonderful Selyn sisters and what we stand for. This year, with women around the world, we are celebrating the International Women’s Day with the message #EachForEqual, to create a gender-equal world for us and the future. Follow us and stay tuned to learn more about how Selyn challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements as a fair trade company in a tiny little island in Asia. #iwd2020
  • Maybe it's a last-minute gift or a little something to add colour to your home. Did you know that every purchase, big or small, of ethically made fair trade goodies helps empower an entire community? Well, now you do! #LiveGood
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  • Add a touch of nature to your home. 
These beautiful handmade household items are all made from 100% reed (පන්) by local artisans, providing them with fair income so that they can thrive in their communities. Do we need more reasons to #LiveGood? We think not! 
All our craft items are available at Selyn outlets in Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala and Negombo.
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #madeinsrilanka #empoweringwomen #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #ethicalgifts #ecofashion #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #vegan #ShopFairtrade #srilankancrafts