These Lankan Accessory Labels Are Making Sustainable Choices Easier To Make - Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka

These Lankan Accessory Labels Are Making Sustainable Choices Easier To Make

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We’re in an age where sustainability is mostly preached and not practised, but there are also brands like Prada making leaps forward by becoming completely fur-free. And, on our own sunny little island, there’s a growing supply of sustainable products, especially with accessories! Here are the Sri Lankan brands that are killing it with their sustainable accessories.

Kantala Brands 

The brand was founded by two determined friends, Vikum and Nadishan to uplift the 300-year-old Sri Lanka hana mat traditional craft while helping local artisans to lead a decent lifestyle. 

The accessories that they sell are sleek, light-weight and come in a spectrum of colours! Each product is special as it takes a well-trained artisan almost 8 hours to weave a plain mat of 10ft. Talk about patience and focus! What’s more, their products are PETA-approved vegan. 

You can buy these arm candies at The Design Collective, BarefootRithihi, and through their online store. 

 Pedals Footwear 

An upcoming handloom footwear brand in Sri Lanka that focuses on being sustainable by using organic fabrics, recycled rubber, and synthetic-free glue. 

Try them out at The Design Collective, RAMP Designer Wear at Liberty Plaza and at their store located in 294/A Battaramulla – Pannipitiya Rd, Battaramulla. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Upside 

A local business that makes eye-catching clutches from leftover garments and files from toffee wrappers — pretty cool, right? Right. We’re looking forward to checking out more of their funky add-ons! 

Head to their Instagram page to have a look at what they have and DM them to get it! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cane Couture

To protect the local art landscape, this brand makes accessories made of cane, beeralu lace, and handloom craft. They also empower the rural communities by engaging them in the production of these urban chic extras. 

Find them at Zudhora Colombo, Wear Ripe, Fashion Market.lk, Fusion Fourteen, and on their website.

Rice & Carry

A fair trade certified social enterprise that sells bags made of reusable waste like rice bags. Their artisans are women from the East coast, and the majority of them are allowed to work from the comfort of their homes. 

You can shop these bags at PR Sri Lanka, Urban Island Colombo, Barefoot, Selyn and their website

Parkville

Founded by two British brothers in Sri Lanka, Parkville is known for its eco-friendly sunglass frames made of excess wood. The ‘no waste’ company never fails to impress with its clean silhouettes and retro designs. 

See it for yourself on their Instagram page.

 
 
 
 
 
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Original Source & Supply

They sell accessories and tees that are consciously sourced. The label also encourages slow travel to appreciate and nurture our natural surroundings. To learn more about them, and shop, get onto their website or hit them up through their Instagram profile

Booteek

The social enterprise aims to provide a sustainable living to the underprivileged women and the differently abled communities in Sri Lanka by marketing different sorts of accessories made by them. Their products are every aesthetic person’s dream come true, and they offer personalized services, too! 

Find them at Barefoot, Milk and Honey Café, The Design Collective, Good Market, and Selyn. 

Good Market

An initiative that focuses on the mantra “Good for People, Good for the Planet”, by creating a curated platform with changemakers and responsible businesses. The Good Market shops based on Reid Avenue and Battaramulla are open every day from 8 AM till 8 PM. And on Saturdays, their event is on from 9 AM till 5 PM. Watch their space on social media to stay updated on the sustainable business community in Sri Lanka. 

 

 

 

 

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