With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year just around the corner and Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom
company, partners with a selection locally based businesses to help celebrate the New Year.
The brands present at the Selyn pop up would be Andrea Boekel, Tiras, Kimbula, Kumbuk and Win Lanka; offering a wide variety locally sourced and produced items to add to the aura of Avurudu.
Hosted by Selyn, the special new year pop-up will be held on Saturday, the 30 th of March from 9am to 7pm at its flagship store on 102, Fife Road, Colombo 05. The Selyn New Year pop-up is the perfect place to get a head start on your gifts and get an early fix on all the New Year treats with special discounts and offers.
In addition to the exciting line up of all local stores, there will also be stalls for traditional Avurudu sweets and eatables made by local, experienced hands for your enjoyment. The lineup of retailers who will be at the pop up can be found below in more detail.
Selyn will be offering a 10% discount on select garments for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year; for the season they
will be expanding their collection for ladies, gents and children in the auspicious colours for the New Year.
Along with a range of household items that could take centre stage in the decoration of the house for the festive season. Selyn houses other local and social brands that enable and empower local manufactures from up cycled products like coaster, to table mats and bags; to environmentally cautious products from brands such as Island Lush, Lonali, Rice and Carry, Cally, Maze, Booteek, Salvage and I am Upcycled to name a few. Selyn gives you a reason to celebrate the season with a wide variety of unique gifts on offer.
Andrea Boekel, is a prominent advocate of hand embroidery and Brussels lace, will have a range of timeless and
stylish dresses, blouses, skirts, handkerchief sets and batik sarees on silk for sale. Considering the painstaking
procedure and long hours of work involved, the prices set for her items are more than competitive and these gifts
will surely be treasured for many years to come.
Tiras, a specialist home baker, known for her having some of the best cakes and other desserts in her arsenal that
leave you more than content after consumption, will have a selection of freshly made goodies for sale that will
definitely add to the Avurudu cheer.
Kimbula Kithul a 100% natural Southern Treacle from Matara, with no added sugar or water, will have a stand at
the New Year pop-up allowing you to purchase some of the purest pani from Sri Lanka to add to your new year
treats from kavum, uduwel and pongal .
Wajra is all about providing high quality, delicious food. They specialize in making a large variety of cakes, traditional sweets and other short eats. Wajra Foods have not been around for very long, having started their operations in August 2018, but have built a name for themselves with the passion to create moth water Sri Lankan sweets.
Araliya, a home grown brand that is now international, creating mouth-watering rice pullers such as mango
chutney, seeni sambol, chili paste, brinjal pickle and amberalla chutney to name a few to ensure your New Year
table is full of your favourite treats.
Shop local and support Come join these wonderful local brands and prepare for this Avurudu season. Shop Sri
Lankan this Sinhala and Tamil New Year on Saturday, the 30 th of March from 10am to 7pm at Selyn, 102, Fife Road, Colombo 05.
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