Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers

Poverty reduction through trade forms a key part of the organisation’s aims. The organisation supports marginalised small producers, whether these are independent family businesses, or grouped in associations or co-operatives. It seeks to enable them to move from income insecurity and poverty to economic self-sufficiency and ownership. The organisation has a plan of action to carry this out.

Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  • 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 
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  • 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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  • Ethically and sustainably lit up! 🛋 .
Made by Sri Lankan artisans these gorgeous upcycled lamps are handmade from 100% cotton yarn that cannot be used for weaving. Our yarn is coloured by eco-friendly dye and the water used in the process is used in the community garden. When you brighten up your space with one of Selyn lamps, you also add light and happiness to their homes and make Earth a better place for all of us too. #LiveGood
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  • A fancy little Laksha box for all things little. Great as small decorative items to add a bit of tradition to your home or as jewellery boxes to keep the precious things stored and even as favour boxes for your unique event! 
Made by talented artisans who inherited the Laksha craftsmanship from their ancestors, these colourful products not only make your home beautiful, their lives too. #ShopGood #LiveGood
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