OWN WORKSHOP WITH MACRAME AND CUSHION COVERS
All our macrame and embroidered pillows are made near the town of Ella in the interior of Sri Lanka. The area is famous for its railway line, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. In an area surrounded by vast tea plantations, but also rice and vegetable fields. Where it rains very often, temperatures often drop to 15 degrees Celsius at night, and local Sri Lankans pull out their winter hats and thick hoodies at that moment. In an area where it is extremely difficult for women to find work.
We currently employ 5 local women in our workshop. Everything works so that I come up with the design of the product, together with the women, we then test everything and adjust it down to the last detail. At the moment when we are really satisfied with the appearance and quality of the product, we will create a detailed guide with exact measurements and procedure. Thanks to this, women can often work from home afterwards. They can thus organize their day in such a way that they manage to take care of their family and earn their own money at the same time.
CERAMICS FROM THE VILLAGE OF KOULARA
The local workshop employs approximately 15 local women. The village of Koulara is located in the jungle approximately 10 km from the Udawalawe National Park.
WOODEN PLATES AND BOWS BY RANJITHA CARPENTER
All wooden tableware is made by carpenter Ranjith in his family home approximately 20 km from the famous city of Galle. He makes all the plates and bowls with the help of his several daughters. Each bowl is very unique and has a proper piece of honest handwork in it.
CERAMICS BY POTTER GAYANA
Gayan is an art teacher and also the very first artist we started working with in 2020. He has an incredible feel for glazes and product design. He is the only artist who is fluent in English, so working with him is an absolute joy.
RATTAN FURNITURE FROM SAMAN'S WORKSHOP
In the town of Weweldenyia, about halfway between the capital Colombo and Kandy, is the Saman family workshop, where the finest quality rattan furniture in all of Sri Lanka is produced. Saman is so famous that the owners of the best hotels all over Sri Lanka flock to him. In addition to rattan furniture, Saman also produces other home accessories from sea grass, such as carpets, flower baskets and other finery.
CLAY CERAMICS FROM THE VILLAGE OF MOLAGODA
Molagoda is the last functional village in Sri Lanka in terms of clay pottery production. There are countless families in the village, each focusing on a different type of product. Together they form a finished concert.