Handloom Products

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.

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    Handloom Products

  • Why Sri Lankan Handloom Products?

    Why Sri Lankan Handloom Products

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    Sri Lankan Handloom Products

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Selyn is Sri Lanka™s only Fair Trade guaranteed Handloom company that engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of Handloom weavers in bringing to you products handmade with 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion.

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai

    When His Highness the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai invited Sri Lanka to participate at the Expo 2020 Dubai, Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka accepted the invitation on behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka

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      Ministry of Industry & Commerce
      Department of Textiles…

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Handloom Products

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.

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