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Great to find a fair trade shop with lovely gifts for others or yourself. Good service staff don’t... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
via mobile
Highly recommended if you are shopping with kids for something unique, colourful and eco friendly

I am was so happy when I found this place. Super easy access, friendly staff. Amazing collection... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Selyn is Sri Lanka's only Fair Trade guaranteed Handloom company that engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of Handloom weavers in bringing to you products made of 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion. Selyn's Fair Trade...more
7 1/1 Temple Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 237735
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great to find a fair trade shop with lovely gifts for others or yourself. Good service staff don’t hassle you to buy. Thanks to Lonely Planet for this suggestion.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank soretoes
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I am was so happy when I found this place. Super easy access, friendly staff. Amazing collection, specially for kids, and one of a kind gift items. If you browse their website to see what they hv to offer before going there you won’t have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank imtennakoon
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I stopped by this place after hearing about it and was delighted to see high quality, reasonably priced products that I could count on to respect fair trade. The fabrics were beautiful and the selection of products ample — something for everyone!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 187497Barcelona24
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This Selyn is located right next to the tooth temple. Look for the sign and take the stairs to the second floor. All items here are fair trade guaranteed. So many beautiful colors woven together to create wonderful shawls, scarves etc. Lots of other small...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SunnyandBuster
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Nothing special - a limited offer of different textiles, inflated prices and staff that showed absolutely no interest in us, they didn’t even greet us when we came in. I can’t imagine why would someone shop here.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had heard great things from various people we had met on our travels through Sri Lanka and were hoping to find some unique items to take home as souvenirs. We entered the shop to be "greeted" by two ladies sat at a desk opposite...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Martin T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Selyn is the textiles' heaven. Not only for the amount of products they have made from clothes but also for the quality of its textiles. All handloom - handmade textiles-, beautiful and traditional colours plus modern designs for clothes and accessories. In addition, they have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank maria c
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I hoped to pick up some natural material/ hand made products but i was in and out of the shop in less than 10 minutes. Designs and patterns were very similar to shops like Fabindia in India. The prices were similar or more expensive. Didn't...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank tipsy_feet
Reviewed 18 January 2017

In the centre of Kandy, very close to the Tooth Relic Temple there is this fair trade shop that sells beautiful cotton shirts, tunics and clothes for both man and woman, plus some house items, jewellery and toys. The prices are fair and all object...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank difficulta
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wide range of products but prices are on the higher side. Also some of the products are old and dusty, not sure for how long they are lying there.

Date of experience: October 2016
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