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
  • 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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