- CAN Market will act as a platform to welcome Sri Lanka’s finest artisans to the heart of the City, at the Colombo City Centre - Atrium, every Friday to Sunday from 10.30am to 9pm
Creative Isle, in collaboration with Colombo City Centre, announced the launch of the Ceylon Artisan Network (CAN) Market, the first 3-day weekend market, to be held at the Colombo City Centre - Atrium. The CAN Market was created as a platform to support micro-entrepreneurship from across the island, where it is scheduled to commence from August 28, 2020, onwards and will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Chief Guest , Sri Lankan Cricket Legend Muttiah Muralitharan, will be gracing the launch on the 28th of August, Friday at 4:30pm.
The weekend market will feature vendors from around Sri Lanka showcasing their export quality products at wholesale rates, whilst allowing them the opportunity to form new trade partnerships with bulk buyers. Focusing on sustainable and community-driven businesses, the fair will consist of home & lifestyle products, fashion accessories, artisan food products, herbal teas & Ayurveda cosmetics, soaps & fragrances, etc.
The weekend market will feature vendors from around Sri Lanka showcasing their export quality products at wholesale rates, whilst allowing them the opportunity to form new trade partnerships with bulk buyers
The CAN Market further supports and features recycle & up-cycle initiatives and products, and will be an opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative products & services to the B2C & B2B markets.
Speaking with Creative Isle, Founder - Keshini Ann Suraweera, she noted “The crux of this project was birthed during the imposed COVID-19 lockdown, when most creative entrepreneurs experienced a downward trend in growth, stunting their ability to continue with their business efficiently. Identifying the gap in the current business landscape, I wanted to provide local vendors with a space where they could showcase their raw talent, which may otherwise have been undiscovered simply due to the lack of a platform to present themselves.”