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Sri Lanka - SELYN


SELYN was founded in 1991 in North West Sri Lanka, aiming to revive the tradition of hand weaving skill, and uplift the living standard of rural women and men by providing them with sustainable employment based on the principles of Fair Trade.  With only 15 women in the beginning and now expand to over 700 members, involved in three main units include yarn dying unit, handloom weaving workshops, central assembling and quality assurance unit.  At SELYN, women were encouraged to work near their home, where SELYN assist them to set up workshops and provide relevant trainings.  Seyln is also a member of World Fair Trade Organization – WFTO.

Chandra’s Story
Chandra was initially a weaver at the SELYN workshop in the village of Wanduragala for 4 years and was earning a salary of around US$105 a month. Due to some personal circumstances, she is not able to work outside home again.  SELYN then offered to build a workshop in her home premises, with only 4 women to start with and now expand to over 28 women and a few trainees.  Women in her village could now work near home and earn a living by themselves.  Chandra is proud to be the source of happiness, which the income from her workshop has brought to many families

FAIR CIRCLE (Selyn) Products
All the FAIR CIRCLE (Selyn) products are handcrafted using 100% cotton natural hand woven fabrics, which are natural, eco-friendly colored with non toxic dyes.  Products ranging from toys, bags, stationary to kitchen ware.

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