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Look carefully for the front door to this place on Temple Street and don’t be fooled by the tiny... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2019
ATB1WP
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Fairtrade in Sri Lanka

Yes you can buy cheaper, but that is not the point of Fairtrade. It is about paying a fair price... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
abigail270101
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Selyn Fair Trad... H, Marketing executive at Selyn, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

We are happy that you are satisfied with our products please do visit us again!

Reviewed September 28, 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
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Reviewed July 24, 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
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Reviewed May 13, 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
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Reviewed March 3, 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
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Reviewed December 23, 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 July 16, 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
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Reviewed July 11, 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
1  Thank maryah333
Reviewed April 17, 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
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