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
  • In 1991, Selyn was founded by Sandra Wandurangala, at a home garage with 15 women in the village of Wandurangala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Today, after 28 years, with nearly 1000 members within our network, Selyn is proud to add colour to your life while empowering local artisans through fair trade. That’s 28 years of ethical and fair! Thank you for choosing to shop at Selyn and helping us make a difference. Here’s to many more years of living life fair! .
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #empoweringwomen #accessories #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #artisanmade #handmade #upcycle #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #giftideas #ethicalgifts #fashiontrends #ecofashion #crueltyfree #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyclothingcompany
  • In 1991, Selyn was founded by Sandra Wandurangala, at a home garage with 15 women in the village of Wandurangala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Today, after 28 years, with nearly 1000 members within our network, Selyn is proud to add colour to your life while empowering local artisans through fair trade. That’s 28 years of ethical and fair! Thank you for choosing to shop at Selyn and helping us make a difference. Here’s to many more years of living life fair! .
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #empoweringwomen #accessories #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #artisanmade #handmade #upcycle #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #giftideas #ethicalgifts #fashiontrends #ecofashion #crueltyfree #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyclothingcompany
  • In 1991, Selyn was founded by Sandra Wandurangala, at a home garage with 15 women in the village of Wandurangala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Today, after 28 years, with nearly 1000 members within our network, Selyn is proud to add colour to your life while empowering local artisans through fair trade. That’s 28 years of ethical and fair! Thank you for choosing to shop at Selyn and helping us make a difference. Here’s to many more years of living life fair! .
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #empoweringwomen #accessories #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #artisanmade #handmade #upcycle #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #giftideas #ethicalgifts #fashiontrends #ecofashion #crueltyfree #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyclothingcompany
  • Every Selyn toy you purchase is handmade with such great care by a local artisan who gets paid fairly. Every Selyn toy that you carefully select is made up to European toy standards at a safe work environment that provides health and daycare. Every Selyn toy that your little bub chews on is made from toxin-free yarn, and the wastewater from the dyeing process is treated and used to grow vegetables. And every Selyn toy is made just for the little hands and minds to stimulate imagination, language, communication and sensory skills.
Just a few reasons why you should buy a toy that makes a difference. Available at all Selyn outlets 💛
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #empoweringwomen #accessories #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #artisanmade #handmade #upcycle #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #giftideas #ethicalgifts #fashiontrends #ecofashion #crueltyfree #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyclothingcompany
  • For the little hands 💛
Selyn toys are handmade with great care using toxic-free fabric and yarn so that curious littles can play, chew and sleep with them without a worry. #MadeInSriLanka to match European toy safety standards, these little cuties are great to teach hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and endless hugs. Available at all Selyn outlets.
Follow us and stay tuned for creative activities we have put together just for the kids 📖 🎨
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #empoweringwomen #accessories #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #artisanmade #handmade #upcycle #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #giftideas #ethicalgifts #fashiontrends #ecofashion #crueltyfree #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyclothingcompany
  • Fairtrade is more than fair wages and safe working conditions. Fairtrade is also about being sustainable. Not only that we care for our artisans, but we also care for the environment they, us, we all live in. Selyn Fairtrade products are made from toxin-free yarn, and the wastewater from the dyeing process is treated and used to grow vegetables at our home garden. Isn't that a great reason to smile as big as this skilled gentleman? We think so. 
Shop good. Choose fairtrade 💛
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#selyn #fairtrade #srilanka #sthribyselyn #empoweringwomen #accessories #fairtradefashion #sustainablefashion #supportlocal #sustainableliving #livefair #artisanmade #handmade #upcycle #shoppingincolombo #slowfashion #giftideas #ethicalgifts #fashiontrends #ecofashion #crueltyfree #fairtradestyle #fairtradecertified #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyclothingcompany