Sri Lanka is a unique country with green covered mountains, sandy beaches, elephants and friendly people. Many travelers fall in love with this colorful island and their local community.
So did we – the Lankalike Fairtrade Cooperation, Sri Lanka
LankaLIKE is a local brand which combines the colors and traditional designs of Sri Lanka beyond the local use only – the products are made to bring the “Sri Lanka feeling” to home – for your family and friends or for yourself.
All LankaLIKE products are handmade by local women, which have been trained by the local NGO Nature Volunteers Association. So, every purchase you do, will provide an income for those women and help to continue free vocational training projects. This way you can actively support the local women community.
BE WELCOME to visit our training and productions sides as well as our sales shop in Aluthgama – if you are in Sri Lanka.
With the production of LankaLIKE article we provide unique products for our great customers AND support the local community – as all article are handmade my local women.
Training & Production
LankaLIKE Fairtrade Cooperation partners with the local NGO Nature Volunteers Association (NVA), which provides free vocational training for local women and runs the different production units.
For an unforgettable time in Sri Lanka we provide a special services for our customers: custom tailoring & designing for individual needs, fast production and local delivery.
LankaLIKE Fairtrade Cooperation produces its own handloom fabrics for bags, soft toys or other products in the NVA Handloom Training & Production Centre. Each weaving chair has a single, unique fabric, which is crafted with care and experience within several days. Every handloom piece is a masterpiece.
Batik is a traditional craft in Sri Lanka. The design is hand drawn on the fabric with wax. Then it is dyed in the color bath and washed in hot water to remove the wax. A fascinating, but hard work – as all steps have to be redone for each color.
CUTTING & SEWING
All raw material – handloom or batik fabric – comes to the sewing unit for its final step into a finished product, such as a bag, toy or pillow case. The fabric is cut and sewn from experienced women.
LankaLIKE Products - an Overview
LankaLIKE article are mainly made out of batik or handloom woven fabrics – colorful & fascinating. Have a look in our overview below of the various types we offer. However, we develop also new designs – according to the ideas and needs of our costumer.
- Soft toys
- Handloom bags
- Batik items
- Cotton bags
- Hotel collection
TripAdvisor feedback from a customer:
“Unusual souvenirs – Fairtrade!
Lankalike Fairtrade Cooperation offers not only its products in the Sales Shop it opens also its doors to the training & production places to have a look to the different production steps – batik, handloom weaving or sewing. For individual orders or designs be welcome to come to the office. In the map below you can find each place.
Handloom & Batik training & production
The training and production centre for LankaLIKE batiks and handloom fabrics is in Kaluwamodara, Aluthgama. Come and have a look how all the material for our products are made – hand drawn or hand woven on the weaving chairs.
Sewing Unit & Office
The office and sewing unit is just around the corner from the production centre – about 150m. Here you can plan and order your product ideas and designs in our office or visit the women in the sewing unit in the 1st floor.
The LankaLIKE shop is located in Aluthgama, at the market – on the way to the highway. Here you can not just find all of the products, you can also get it your own size. Our custom tailor lady will help you to make according to your needs.