Selyn

Selyn, Kandy: Address, Phone Number, Selyn Reviews: 4.5/5

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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 shop in Kandy offers a wide selection of brightly colored hand woven clothing, accessories, toys and fabrics. The only World Fair Trade Organization registered fair trade shop in Kandy, it is located right across from the Temple of the Tooth. Look for our colorful billboards as you leave the temple! Also vist our shops in Colombo, Kurunegala and Negombo.
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505Rach
Manchester, UK4 contributions
A lovely little giftshop
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lovely fair trade shop on temple street. An easy to miss doorway opposite the temple, this shop has an upstairs filled with some really great souvenirs, clothing and homeware. We loved it so much we went twice!
Written February 25, 2020
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L Charles
27 contributions
Beautiful fair trade shop
Dec 2019
Beautiful shop with fair trade and handmade recycled items. Clothes, toys, baby stuff, homewares etc. Absolutely gorgeous! Very reasonable prices. Definitely stop by and support them, helps to support rural women who make the items.
Written December 10, 2019
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Andrew
Phnom Penh, Cambodia618 contributions
Fair trade shopping.
Aug 2019 • Couples
Look carefully for the front door to this place on Temple Street and don’t be fooled by the tiny downstairs. Upstairs is where you’ll find bedding, sarongs, shirts, scarves etc etc etc, all carrying the fair trade label. The staff were incredibly helpful and we were very glad this place had been recommended. Prices not more than we’d paid at other similar boutiques across Sri Lanka.
Written August 16, 2019
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abigail270101
Oxford, UK26 contributions
Fairtrade in Sri Lanka
Jan 2019 • Family
Yes you can buy cheaper, but that is not the point of Fairtrade. It is about paying a fair price and not ripping off producers. Quality was also very good and you can get some unique pieces.
Written January 31, 2019
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We are happy that you are satisfied with our products please do visit us again!
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Soretoes
Sydney330 contributions
Fair trace
Sep 2018
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.
Written September 28, 2018
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imtennakoon
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
Highly recommended if you are shopping with kids for something unique, colourful and eco friendly
Jul 2018 • Family
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 any disappointments, because they hv a unique collection that they seem to be expanding but the choices are still limited! We just love the colours, quality, finishing and the durability of what we hv purchased - dress and hat (kids), keytags, purse, doll and a monkey!!
Written July 24, 2018
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187497Barcelona24
Barcelona, Spain13 contributions
Great shop for gifts
May 2018 • Solo
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!
Written May 13, 2018
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SunnyandBuster
Seattle, WA731 contributions
Beautiful hand woven cottons
Mar 2018 • Friends
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 items too. The prices are reasonable for such high quality products. Shop here!
Written March 3, 2018
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MammaNessa
Zagreb72 contributions
not sure why is this shop popular
Dec 2017 • Family
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.
Written December 23, 2017
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Martin T
Cumbria, UK2 contributions
Very disappointing
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 the doorway. One had her head firmly planted on the desk whilst the other was staring at her computer screen. No welcome was given, not even a smile! We browsed around the shop and weren't overly impressed with what they had, we had seen similar items in the majority of souvenir shops around the country and we felt the prices didn't represent particularly good value for money. All in all a very disappointing visit.
Written July 16, 2017
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