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Selyn

7 1/1 Temple Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 237735
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Great shop for gifts

I stopped by this place after hearing about it and was delighted to see high quality, reasonably... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
187497Barcelona24
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Barcelona, Spain
via mobile
Beautiful hand woven cottons

This Selyn is located right next to the tooth temple. Look for the sign and take the stairs to the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
SunnyandBuster
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Seattle, Washington
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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7 1/1 Temple Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 81 2 237735
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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!

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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

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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.

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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

Thank Martin T
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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

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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

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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

1  Thank difficulta
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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.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This shop is full of beautifully made homewares, clothing and jewelry at very reasonable prices! Highly recommended!

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I love fair trade and was so happy when I found this shop! It is located very close to the entrance to Temple of the Tooth. They have local style clothes, bracelets, postcards, things for the home and so on! Nice shop with a even...More

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