Selyn started its work with 15 women in the village of Wanduragala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Joined shortly thereafter by her brother, Hilary Wanduragala, Selyn now has nearly 1000 members within its organisation. Selyn is Sri Lanka’s only Fair Trade guaranteed company and supplies to Fair Trade and commercial customers all over the world.
The tradition of the loom takes its roots at the very inception of Sri Lankan history. Today the industry faces decline due to various reasons ranging from the lack of skilled experience, uncompetitive market prices, outdated designs and lack of infrastructure and technology.
Selyn takes on this challenge to revive our heritage and extend its benefits to our rural women and men. They’re primarily committed to quality and to innovative design. Them dye house gives you all the colours of a rainbow and at our handloom workshops we weave a myriad of fabrics, which become home textiles, garments and toys. Our local showrooms also house a beautiful variety of handicrafts inspired by Sri Lanka’s traditional industries and modified to suit modern tastes and trends.
Our toys are cute, unique and safe for your children. Select from our annual collections, which are sold in shops worldwide!
Our fabrics are woven using yarn which is dyed with AZO-free, PCP tested, eco friendly dyes. A wastewater plant treatment ensures that we protect the environment at the same time.