Shobha Display Gallery

Shobha Display Gallery
Shobha Display Gallery in Galle

In 2005, during the aftermath of the Great Tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka’s Southern coastline, a small but determined group of women formed a society that would help them get back on their feet. This is the Shoba Life To Hands Women’s Cooperative Society. And the Shoba Display Gallery is their proud showcase.

This little shop, located on Peddlar Street within the Galle Fort, is a bustle of activity. Once you get past the numerous clothes, lace and handcrafted items on display, you’ll catch a glimpse of the women themselves, on sewing machines skillfully embroidering intricate lace designs.

The Shoba Display Gallery follows the tenets of fair trade. The proceeds of every purchase you make go directly to the empowerment and wellbeing of the women and their families. Today, the society has nearly150 women who are registered members. This means nearly 150 families now have a brighter future to look forward to.

‘Shoba’ means beauty created by love, peace and happiness. The products on display are perfect reflections of this this beauty. While there’s always the satisfaction of buying a quality product, there’s an even greater satisfaction in knowing that your purchase has empowered an entire community.

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