Sri Lanka has a historical connection to handlooms and the loom had been portrayed generously in local myths and legends. With records of Sri Lanka trading vividly designed cotton textiles with India and China as far as 1000 years ago, the country has been known as a hotspot of textile manufacturing.
Today, Sri Lankan handloom industry is basically a cottage industry, with few large manufacturers leading the way. An industry governed largely by women, the Sri Lankan heritage and traditional weaving patterns are kept alive in collaboration with the National Handloom Center of Sri Lanka.
Most of Sri Lankan handlooms are made of cotton and silk threads and many are presented as sarees, shawls, sarongs as well as household linen, upholstery, tapestry, and curtain fabrics.
Exported around the world and available under local and global brands traditional handlooms of Sri Lanka continue to add colour to many living spaces around the country.
Barefoot products are designed in Sri Lanka. Every item is specially designed for Barefoot, and is made either by workers at home or by local artists and craftsmen. There are no factories and no production lines; each worker is responsible for the quality of his or her final product. We teach skills and strive for quality from our hand weavers or stitchers. Our workers are not cheap substitute for machinery. This is why Barefoot products cost a little more, but last much longer. We work almost exclusively with women, a tradition started by Barbara Sansoni 50 years ago. We work in small workshops, most of which are located in the countryside. We take work to them rather than expecting them to spend long hours travelling. Barefoot uses the inspiration of land and seascapes, earth, plants and animals of Sri Lankan in abstract geometry with vivid colour to produce beautiful and useful textiles. The cotton, silk and wool yarns are hank dyed and woven by hand. The team of designers directed by Barbara Sansoni also designs their own range of clothes, bags, household linen and toys made from their textiles.
For 28 years, Selyn has been recognized globally for its premium quality of export goods. From toys that makes your little one smile to the extravagant beauty that vibrates through our own upcycled fashion collections, we make sure that we continue to consistently adhere to our sustainable and ethical practices.
From Germany to Australia we have made our mark as the only Fair Trade guaranteed Handloom Company in Sri Lanka. Be a part of the change to uplift our the lives of our artisan communities.
Kandygs started with 10 machines in 1971 and has now become a large factory with 200 handlooms, 30 power looms, 50 sewing machines and a fully equipped dye house. We boast to have trained more than 200 experts working in their own homes giving our product even a better value. Our dyeing is high tech as we want to achieve the best possible colour for our customer satisfaction and we guarantee for using safe dyes.
Asian Fabrics Ltd, specializes in creating textile products for the hospitality industry of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. With over 30 years of Supplying Hotel Linen, we are one of the only companies able to provide high quality, fully customizable end-to-end textile product solutions ranging from Bath Linen, Bed Linen, Table Linen, Furnishing/Drapery Fabric, Rugs and Back-House Linens. Our service department is able to deliver turnkey interior projects including hotel refurbishments, mock-up rooms, upholstery, window dressing and fabrication of sofas. Our beautiful Handloom fabrics are specially woven in our facility in Sri Lanka.Our service department is able to deliver turnkey interior projects including hotel refurbishments, mock-up rooms, upholstery, window dressing and fabrication of sofas along with our team of designers and weavers who are dedicated to bringing you the finest quality linens and interior solutions at very affordable prices.
Urban Island partners with rural artisans in Sri Lanka to produce high quality hand-made homeware and textiles. Our beautifully-designed product line includes placemats and table linen, cushion covers, basketry, hand-turned wood boards and bowls and forged steel objects.
Urban Island (which is registered under the business name of IC Collection) began as a local initiative by Colombo’s Academy of Design to help support Sri Lankan artisans primarily in northern communities. We have since expanded to work with rural crafts people across the island. Purchasing from the Urban Island range helps to provide dignified home-based employment for skilled artisans, many of whom are women.
At eTosh Global we practice a series of sustainable processes that are community and environment friendly. Our business model is based on empowering local communes to turn under-utilized resources into innovative solutions and within; we specialize in research and product development for busy lifestyles
MORICEYLON® is a community sourced project and we guarantee these 100% natural products are the best in the market at present. All our product claims are not based on self-judgment but tested, ratified and produced under the supervision of Industrial Technology Institute of Sri Lanka (ITI). MORICEYLON® also has its grasp in niche health conscious market segments in Japan and Germany.
The elegance of handcrafted sarees, the vibrancy of soft toys, the innovative colour combinations of upholstery fabrics are all part of Sri Lanka's centuries-old handloom textile industry. The wide range of products and expert exporters are well-suited to fulfil any requirements.