Based firmly on 30 years of commitment to fair trade and sustainability, Selyn Textiles was born of a desire to bring Sri Lankan handloom to the world stage. While a 2500-year history of weaving is being threatened by a global pandemic, we proudly present to the world a collection of intricately handwoven textiles; fair trade guaranteed and cruelty-free, with cutting-edge blockchain technology ensuring greater transparency to those hands that weave it.

Overview & Impact

Our commitment to empowering women artisans from rural communities, as laid by our Founder Sandra Wanduragala 30 years ago, remains unchanged. Guided by this philosophy, we are now one of Sri Lanka's largest social enterprises, with a thriving network of close to 100 artisans from all across the Island.

As Sri Lanka’s only and leading Fair Trade guaranteed handloom manufacturer, we have a strong ethical compass working towards a sustainable tomorrow. Our collections are cruelty free (PETA-Approved Vegan) and committed to ensuring the best quality while ensuring an eco-friendly product and process. Our cotton yarn is OEKO-Tex certified, dyes and chemicals are Reach, Bluesign and GOTS certified and a waste-water treatment plant ensure our environment is not harmed during the manufacturing process. In addition, we are committed reduce our dependancy on imported cotton and to source locally; closer to home. With the use of alternate fibres including banana, coconut, palm, reed and jute, all sourced from the community’s own backyards, we’ve developed a framework that brings resources closer to production, reducing our carbon footprint and achieving zero-waste.

Our ethically manufactured, biodegradable fabrics are the perfect medium for eco conscious designers looking to create impact through dynamic design techniques.