Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association

The organisation does not discriminate in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, HIV/AIDS status or age.
The organisation has a clear policy and plan to promote gender equality that ensures that women as well as men have the ability to gain access to the resources that they need to be productive and also the ability to influence the wider policy, regulatory, and institutional environment that shapes their livelihoods and lives. Organisational constitutions and by-laws allow for and enable women  to become active members of the organisation in their own right (where it is a membership based organisation),  and to take up leadership positions in the governance structure regardless of women’s status in relation to ownership of assets such as land and property.  Where women are employed within the organisation, even where it is an informal employment situation, they receive equal pay for equal work.  The organisation recognises women’s full employment rights and is committed to ensuring that women receive their full statutory employment benefits. The organisation takes into account the special health and safety needs of pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.
The organisation respects the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively. Where the right to join trade unions and bargain collectively are restricted by law and/or political environment, the organisation will enable means of independent and free association and bargaining for employees. The organisation ensures that representatives of employees are not subject to discrimination in the workplace.
Principle Six: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
  • 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