Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment

Organisations which produce Fair Trade products maximise the use of raw materials from sustainably managed sources in their ranges, buying locally when possible. They use production technologies that seek to reduce energy consumption and where possible use renewable energy technologies that minimise greenhouse gas emissions. They seek to minimise the impact of their waste stream on the environment. Fair Trade agricultural commodity producers minimise their environmental impacts, by using organic or low pesticide use production methods wherever possible.

Buyers and importers of Fair Trade products give priority to buying products made from raw materials that originate from sustainably managed sources, and have the least overall impact on the environment.

All organisations use recycled or easily biodegradable materials for packing to the extent possible, and goods are dispatched by sea wherever possible.

Principle Ten: Respect for the Environment
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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