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Urban Island, Colombo

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Sri Lanka's true heritage is still preserved in its picturesque villages where rural craft artisan communities have stayed true to their ancestral livelihoods for centuries. When you purchase authentic Sri Lankan products from 'Urban Island Home', you will not only be taking the essence of Sri Lanka home, but will also be empowering local artisans to continue their traditional livelihoods.

This is a not-for-profit initiative of the 'Design for Sustainable Development' Foundation supported by the AOD International Design Campus, with the aim of preserving Sri Lanka's craft heritage and uplifting artisan lives across the island.

Our dedicated store is at 33 Duplication Road, R.A de Mel Mawatha, Colombo 04.

We are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6.30pm (Closed on Sundays and Poya Holidays).
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  • This concept store is the result of hard work, dedication and collaboration. The products are all produced locally, often in collaboration with artisans. The items are reaching contemporary...  more »
  • I’ve been to Sri Lanka several times and have always been wonderfully surprised by the amazing shops. This trip we came across Urban Island in Colombo. It’s been open for a year. It sells clothing.....  more »
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  • A beautifully curated lifestyle store featuring a diverse range of products designed and made in Sri Lanka. The staff know a lot about local heritage crafts and are great to talk to.
  • A store with a wonderful atmosphere that pays homage to Sri Lanka's cultural heritage while at the same time playing home to some of the finest young designers in Sri Lanka. If you're visiting, be sure to make a trip to the first floor and check out the exclusive designs.
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