Urban Island

Urban Island partners with rural artisans in Sri Lanka to produce high quality hand-made home ware and textiles. Our beautifully-designed product line includes place mats and table linen, cushion covers, basketry, hand-turned wood boards and bowls and forged steel objects. Urban Island (which is registered under the business name of IC Collection) began as a local initiative by Colombo’s AOD to help support Sri Lankan artisans primarily in northern communities. We have since expanded to work with rural crafts people across the island. Purchasing from the Urban Island range helps to provide dignified home-based employment for skilled artisans, many of whom are women.
A unique feature of Urban Island is that our artisans work alongside AOD’s designers to develop our products. This helps to preserve Sri Lankan craft and heritage skills, while ensuring our products are functional and adapted to contemporary need. In addition to our regularly evolving range, we will work with customers to develop bespoke items. Urban Island treads lightly to protect our island environment. Our home ware and textiles are made from Eco-friendly Sri Lankan materials including woven palm, cane, wood, hand-woven textiles, batik, hand-woven hemp, hand thrown ceramics, metal and terracotta. We handle waste responsibly, and use waste by-products wherever possible. We do not use plastic bags.
More at www.urbanisland.lk