Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices

The organisation trades with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalised small producers and does not maximise profit at their expense. It is responsible and professional in meeting its commitments in a timely manner. Suppliers respect contracts and deliver products on time and to the desired quality and specifications.
Fair Trade buyers, recognising the financial disadvantages faced by Producers and Suppliers of FT products, ensure orders are paid on receipt of documents or as mutually agreed. For Handicraft FT products, an interest free pre-payment of at least 50 % is made on request. For Food FT products, pre-payment of at least 50% at a reasonable interest is made if requested. Interest rates that the suppliers pay must not be higher than the buyers’ cost of borrowing from third parties. Charging interest is not required.
Where southern Fair Trade suppliers receive a pre-payment from buyers, they ensure that this payment is passed on to the producers or farmers who make or grow their Fair Trade products.
Buyers consult with suppliers before cancelling or rejecting orders. Where orders are cancelled through no fault of producers or suppliers, adequate compensation is guaranteed for work already done. Suppliers and producers consult with buyers if there is a problem with delivery, and ensure compensation is provided when delivered quantities and qualities do not match those invoiced.
The organisation maintains long term relationships based on solidarity, trust and mutual respect that contribute to the promotion and growth of Fair Trade. It maintains effective communication with its trading partners. Parties involved in a trading relationship seek to increase the volume of the trade between them and the value and diversity of their product offer as a means of growing Fair Trade for the producers in order to increase their incomes. The organisation works cooperatively with the other Fair Trade Organisations in country and avoids unfair competition. It avoids duplicating the designs of patterns of other organisations without permission.
Fair Trade recognises, promotes and protects the cultural identity and traditional skills of small producers as reflected in their craft designs, food products and other related services.
Principle Three: Fair Trading Practices
  • 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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#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