The Island Craft initiative was conceptualized by the Academy of Design (AOD International Design Campus) to support local artisans and cottage industry in small villages through contemporary design integration. Sri Lanka’s true heritage is still alive in its beautiful villages. Island Craft focuses on keeping this legacy active, while allowing artisans to lead self-sustained livelihoods. Our traditional artisan communities produce exquisitely handcrafted textiles, basketry and utensils from their humble cottages. The project supports engaged artisans by providing guidance to make quality products that meet international design standards while staying true to local techniques.

We create an exquisite range of homeware, textile and fashion that is handmade in Sri Lanka. At IC, we have products ranging from Palmyrah items produced from the Northern Province, Handloom textiles from Gampaha, Batik, Kithul, Coconut and other Wooden carvings from the Central and Southern Province, Knitware items from Northern Province and many more.

We collaborate on commercial projects such as custom design and weaving of soft furnishing, curtaining and upholstery, spa amenities, staff uniforms, wooden and stoneware crockery and cutlery, decorative ornaments and more. Island Craft works maintaining the best interest of both the client and the artisan.

We also offer authentic handmade products for one’s home, friends and retail space. Upon purchasing at the Island Craft Pop- up store, it will not only be a unique artifact that carries the true essence of paradise, it will also help preserve our craft heritage and uplift the lives of traditional artisans, across the island.

Products / Services Range

Designer hand-made crafts in homeware, fashion and accessories using handloom, palmyrah,stoneware, wood craft, batik, brassware, recycle paper, knitwear, hemp, lacquer, etc.