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Rice & Carry Bags Shop

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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I read about this shop back in Australia and knew I had to visit. I love this shop, the products... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Product you will love for a lifetime.

Rice and Carry is a beautiful social enterprise that I feel in love with as soon as I heard their... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Zepha J
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Rice & carry is a social enterprise whose aim is not to optimize profits but to empower and positively impact communities on Sri Lanka's east coast. We provide work in a small centralized production unit as well as within homes in different...more
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Surfing Place Road | Opposite Siam View Hotel, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 716 4254
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read about this shop back in Australia and knew I had to visit. I love this shop, the products are really good. Keep up the good work and love what you are doing.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Rice and Carry is a beautiful social enterprise that I feel in love with as soon as I heard their story and saw their products. Based on recycling and empowering the local communities they create beautiful products that I will forever cherish. Product made with...More

Thank Zepha J
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Well what can I say. Don't visit A-Bay and not visit the Rice&Carry Shop! Firstly, the products are really great, well made and beautiful - from the tote bags, yoga mat bags to the new wax combs. Secondly, they are made from up-cycled hessian (spice...More

Thank Ollie_Pollard
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Cute sustainably made bags made from recycled materials. Plus they also support local fair trade production. What a great idea!

Thank NATD01
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Just off the main strip of shops in Arugam Bay and a few minutes walk from the beach, a visit to the Rice & Carry shop is definitely a must-do during a stay in the Arugam area. It's a fantastic and inspiring example of a...More

1  Thank butterflyl0ve
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is such a lovely enterprise. The general idea of recycling used rice bags, hessian sacks and waste plastic material and make them into quality bags, valets and other useful items, is in so many ways brilliant. First of all, Rice & Carry products have a...More

Thank wenckemohr
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I fell in love with this company... really beautiful work! Good job for locals, for our Mother Earth and for consumers... Great to have the opportunity to buy products that benefit all of us!! Congrats!!!!

Thank Fanny C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely store just by the beach, a minutes walk from the main strip. Great pro's the the shop are the friendly staff, clean, well laid out store, which is something of a rarity on the strip. Offering a nice selection of sustainable, eco friendly, repurposed...More

Thank TheLimpWhisk
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great company, fair trade, women who are gifted! I highly recommend this shop, and all t the products which are super resistant ! After one year usage of my wallet, Sri Lankan vibes are still alive :)

Thank Laurie V
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It's hard not to feel that the tourism in Arugam Bay doesn't always serve the local community so it was nice to find a shop that is different. Rice and Carry has lots of bags to chose from (I also bought a board comb made...More

1  Thank Alex W
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