Shopping local

fashionIt’s going to be be treat for fashion lovers –the date is the 2 December (,Sunday,) the venue is ‘Pop-up Paradise’ market in Colombo 07. Tropic Of Linen will be hosting the event. Owner of Tropic Of Linen, Minha Akram is anticipating that the event will help small local businesses.

‘’. We hope that the appeal of shopping local for interesting seasonal finds will attract customers to ‘Pop-Up Paradise’. In the long term, we would really like to see that more shoppers are supporting local, small businesses.”

six local entrepreneurs will join hands for this colourful event –Musaco – A small brand with a big heart, Musaco will bring to the market their signature 100% banana fibre products , all of which are handmade by women and men with disabilities from the village of Kegalle.

Booteek – A social enterprise that aims to link underprivileged women in Sri Lanka with the rest of the world by marketing products handmade by them, all of the stunning and vibrant products -bags, quilts, home accessories, kids finger puppets and more- on.

Bake A Wish – Every market needs a goodies stand, and Bake A Wish will be satisfying every sweet tooth.

Queen baker bee Suulali Gunatissa will be debuting a new assortment of delectables made especially for the season.

Re Live – Colombo’s best kept secret for home-grown, handmade bath and body products will also make their wares Re Live does not dilute their products, and offers high-quality goods providing much-needed nourishment for skin and hair.

fashionBoxes by Ethnicity – Featuring a mix of locally sourced products, each box holds between five and eight products – a mix of food, drink, personal and beauty care, and even household products, each designed to a unique theme. Boxes by Ethnicity’s ‘Tea Lover’s Box’ for instance, is an entire care package of home-grown tea, bee’s honey, love cake/date cake, a mug, and coasters. all of which will be made available for purchase at Pop-Up Paradise.

The Silk Body – Everyone loves a spot of pampering, and The Silk Body allows for all the indulgence, with none of the guilt. Each product in their range of body scrubs and exfoliating products are all 100% organic, made with natural and organically grown Sri Lankan ingredients- each of which hold wonderful health benefits.

Sārka – Sārka will be marking their presence at Pop-Up Paradise with a visually stunning collection of ethnic style jewellery and accessories.

Pop-Up Paradise’ will take place on Sunday 2 December from 10am to 7pm at Tropic of Linen’s flagship store at No.1, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7.

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