Selyn welcomes the season with a ‘Shop local’ Christmas pop-up

Tis the season to Shop Local! Why not challenge yourself to buy local gifts this holiday season, as Selyn Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company partners with a host of locally based industries that include Andrea Boekel, Ma’s Kitchen, Panther, Kumbuk, Tiras and Kitch& to give you a variety which is hard to resist.

This special Christmas pop-up will be hosted at Selyn on Saturday, December 01st 2018 from 09.00am to 8.00pm at their flagship store 102 Fife Road Colombo 05.

The event is for everyone – the fashionistas, the foodies, gourmet cooks, sweet tooth junkies, stationery collectors, pet lovers, health nuts and subscribers of unique pieces.  This Christmas pop-up caters to every taste and will no doubt leave the shopper with a sense of satisfaction that in their special way they are doing their bit for local brands this season.

Selyn is of course a household name for all things local and handloom and this year they also have in stores a variety of non-handloom craft products made by artisans from all parts of the country. In addition, all the other local and social brands presently selling at Selyn outlets will be giving shoppers an additional reason to celebrate the festive season with a wide variety of unique gifts on offer. Selyn has also introduced a range of recycled products and unique Christmas decorations to bring cheer to your Christmas.

Andrea Boekel, a prominent exponent of hand embroidery and Brussels Lace will have a sizeable collection of exquisitely created garments and home linens.  These pieces are painstakingly created and involve long hours of work for the exquisite hand embroidery and wispy Brussels Lace.  A dying art that will be hard to revive in this fast-paced world, Andrea clings on to the timeless beauty of hand embroidery for as long as possible.  Working only with superfine linens, there will be a range of stylish dresses, blouses, nightdresses, skirts and a selection of table runners, handkerchief sets and batik sarees on silk.  The prices, considering the work involved are more than competitive and these gifts are sure to be treasured for many years to come.

Ma’s Kitchen will be celebrating the season with a range of customised and curated hampers, which include a selection of organic products for those wanting to have a more meaningful and sustainable Christmas. Other seasonal goodies include their seasonal hams, which have been smoked using a host of local spices and selection freshly ground seasonal mixes will also be available. Kumbuk will have a collection of their bottled goodies from a divine marinated feta, to their granola jars in three flavours and an indulgent liver pâté to name a few items. Tiras a specialist home baker will have a selection of freshly made Christmas goodies that are sure to add to the festive cheer.  Kitch & will bring huge flavour to your Christmas Feast with their amazing range of sweet and savoury Edible Christmas delights from their famed Bacon Jam to other treats such as their Stout Mustard, Pineapple Sauce and Traditional Pickles. Panther will be showcasing a selection of the fun and funky stationery, they will have a host of local games manufactured in Sri Lanka that include classics such as Mancala.

Come join these wonderful local brands and experience their magic this holiday season. Shop local on Saturday, December 1st from 9 am onwards at Selyn, Fife Road, Colombo 05.  In-store seasonal discounts will continue throughout December.


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