‘Handmade Holiday Sale 2013’ drives local talent to the next level

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  • Handmade with love by Chaste presents a celebration of holiday handmade products
Handmade Holiday Sale 2013, a seasonal sale organised by Handmade with love by Chaste showcasing local emerging talent is set to take place on 16 December (Poya Day) from 2-6 p.m. at the Girls’ Friendly Society Colombo 03. The inaugural edition of Handmade Holiday Sale, will feature more than 25 stalls of contemporary creators providing handmade shopping enthusiasts a wide variety of goods to shop for, including handcrafted jewellery, ladies/gents/toddlers and baby clothing, pottery, herbal spa products, paper crafts, quilts and patchwork, crochet items, mouth watering homemade and home baked food and sweets. Speaking about her passion, young energetic Achini Somachandra – Founder, Handmade with Love by Chaste and Owner of Chaste Fashion and Design opined, “Through this event we aim to build a platform, connecting talented and creative small and medium scale businesses directly to consumers, educate the public on the art of making and creating and to foster a stronger, more sustainable local economy. There are many talented individuals who are passionate about starting their own enterprise, but lack the opportunities due to financial constraints, technology knowledge to start their own social media business page and due to a fear of failure psychology. This event acts as a solution for all these hurdles. This is a chance for start-ups and micro businesses to engage with their potential customers and succeed through the use of one’s talent.” Exclusive designer clothing, accessories, cosmetics and spa products will be available from ContiNew, Zigzag.lk, Ethnicity, Shalini’s Clothes, Waver Finch, Simple Elegance, Agora Boutique, Firefly, Helinta, and Umi’s Corner. Home ware décor and paper crafts will be available from Savosel Creations, Ceramore, Chaste Fashion and Design, Designed by Yash, Bloom Wall Art, Crochet Lanka and The Craft Connection. Delightful home baked food from Scrumptious and Sugar Love and local food favourites like Achcharu Kade, Dunhinda – traditional Sri Lankan sweets, Helarasa Osu homemade chutneys and pickles will be serving local flavours. Adding festive joy and fun further, Mifla’s Mehendi, AYDU Entertainment and Alidon Fireworks will be participating at the sale. Adding vibrancy to the inaugural Handmade Holiday Sale 2013, the sustainable venture and cause based initiative; Water with a Difference will also be featured. Water with a Difference is a drinking water bottle project developed as a social initiative with the whole objective of giving back to the Sri Lankan community. For more information about the sale call 0712053948.