Seychelles Artisan of the Year!

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

Announcement    Hello ♥ Bonjour ♥ Bonzour! Thank you for visiting our Kreol tropical island boutique!! Our hand printed textiles and hand painted illustrated maps make lovely and adored Seychelles souvenirs!

Planning a trip to Seychelles? Place your custom order, and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive! Feel free to stop by to pick up or we are happy to deliver directly to your guesthouse!

All of our work is hand made with love in Seychelles! 💕 🇸🇨 💕


Last updated on Apr 15, 2022

Hello ♥ Bonjour ♥ Bonzour! Thank you for visiting our Kreol tropical island boutique!! Our hand printed textiles and hand painted illustrated maps make lovely and adored Seychelles souvenirs!

Planning a trip to Seychelles? Place your custom order, and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive! Feel free to stop by to pick up or we are happy to deliver directly to your guesthouse!

All of our work is hand made with love in Seychelles! 💕 🇸🇨 💕



All Items

Ras Tony

Contact shop owner

Ras Tony


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:

About RootsSeychelles

Sales 165
On Etsy since 2012


ROOTS SEYCHELLES is a textile and lifestyle brand based in Seychelles!

Founded and owned by Ras Tony and Sista Stephannie, Roots Seychelles creates hand printed textiles and illustrated maps from their mountain atelier on Mahe. Using the wide array of local plants, they also create natural healing products and promote handmade craftwork created by Seychellois artisans.


Inspired by the traditional Kreol techniques used by their ancestors, they are passionate about preserving the rich history of Seychelles and her old age customs and traditions. They use the nature to promote the benefits of local plants for healing as well as for creating sustainable products. Just as their island descendants did, they use the sun as a vital resource for drying their spices such as cinnamon, coffee, cacao, fragrant plants, coconut as well as all of their printed fabrics.


Map illustrator extraordinaire Sista Stephannie has been traveling and drawing maps of her journeys for almost 30 years. She founded the first site on the internet to offer hand drawn maps and these days she focuses on locations in Seychelles and surrounding areas. As a créatrice for Roots Seychelles, she has expanded her skills to include screen printing her illustrated maps on textiles, bags and beachwear.


Roots Seychelles is very careful about protecting their fragile environment and take their responsibility very seriously. All of their products are locally sourced, and they work closely with the local community to enrich their standard of living by employing local artists, practicing fair trade and encouraging positive innovation.

With a love for the earth and their little island, they are devoted to recycling, reusing and repurposing as much as possible with minimal waste in their studio environment as well as their products. They also extend this philosophy into their every day lives.

All Roots Seychelles products are proudly made with love in Seychelles!


Shop members

  • Ras Tony

    Dreamer, Thinker, Healer

    Tony is an island man who grew up on the beach and has a love for the sea. His endless creative talents include writing, drawing, poetry, music and he is also a master chef of Kreol cuisine. He has a passion for plants and their healing properties.

  • Sista Stephannie

    Illustratrice, Designer, Creator

    Stephannie is a free spirit illustrator who studied at Parsons School of Design and set up studios in NYC and San Francisco. She loves animals, painting, Kreol vegan cooking and African textiles, a passion she developed on her first trip to Africa.

  • Miss Nyssa

    Studio Assistant Superstar, Dog Whisperer, Beach Bunny

    A recent graduate of Seychelles Institute of Art & Design, Nyssa is a whiz at the day to day operations and brings fresh new ideas to the atelier. She is an expert at batik, tie & dye, silk screen and sun printing and always works with a smile!

  • Ms. Elisabeth

    Seamstress, Kitchen Boss, Everyone's Mum

    Beloved Ms. Elizabeth is a master seamstress and classic Kreol Mum. She does the beautiful sewing you see on all Roots Seychelles products. Her endless energy is also spent cooking, gardening and doing Moutya, a traditional Seychellois dance.

  • Spirit Hawk Golden Heart

    Mascot, Body Guard, Studio Assistant

    Spirit is the heart and soul of the Roots and can always be found in the studio when there is printing going on. A real Kreol girl, she loves hiking in the bush, jackfruit and her sidekick Nikintay the cat.

  • Jackson

    Mascot, Body Guard, Life Of The Party

    Sweet and silly Jackson is the newest addition to the atelier and fits right in with the Kreol lifestyle. A fierce protector, he scares away the stray chickens and can always be found hanging out with Spirit, the love of his life.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome ♥ Bienvenue ♥ Byenveni!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the personalized nature of our work, deposits and payments are nonrefundable.
We accept major credit cards through Paypal and international bank transfers in US Dollars. In Seychelles we accept major world currencies and Seychelles rupees.


The current delivery time is 3-7 business days worldwide not including any delays in customs. When placing your order, please include your local phone number, email address and either residential or commercial delivery location in the notes section when checking out.

Thank you everyone for your patience as we try to maneuver through the current crisis! We are on a small, remote island so the situation often changes quickly without warning. We will keep you updated on the latest.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or have concerns regarding receiving your order by a certain time. We can try to make it work!


Please Note:

Our products are created and shipped from SEYCHELLES, a little African island nation in the Indian Ocean. We send our work from Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles islands and shipping from Seychelles to the rest of the world is extremely reliable.

If time is of the essence, contact us before ordering to ensure we are able to deliver your order in your time frame. Our production schedule varies depending on the season and we usually require 1-3 weeks to fulfil orders.

When ordering multiple items, please contact us for shipping price.

International customs charges and any fees, duties and taxes associated with international shipping are the responsibility of the customer.



Let us deliver to your hotel or guesthouse in Seychelles or stop by our mountain atelier to pick up your order! We deliver to all locations in Seychelles! Contact us for a map + directions.

Locally we are currently delivering to customers in Seychelles on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. Feel free to contact us for local delivery details.
Additional policies and FAQs
Roots Seychelles is a registered trademark. All products, illustrations, designs, photographs, lettering styles and writings on this site are the copyright of Roots Seychelles. Please respect our work and marks. Thank you!

Roots Seychelles is now offering a wholesale program for select retailers around the world. Contact us for details about carrying the Roots brand.

Roots Seychelles
Tony Souffe
Beau Vallon
Mare Anglaise
La Batie
Roots Seychelles is committed to protecting your privacy. Any personal information that you provide during your visit to our store, website or online shop is strictly between us. We will will not share, rent, trade or give away your personal information to anyone else.

Personal information offered to us is used only for the services requested such as signing up for our newsletter, processing an order, making a delivery to your hotel or shipping your package to your address. When joining our mailing list we will only send you notifications of new products or special events we are hosting.

More information

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We Love to Bring Your Ideas to Life!

Custom orders are happily accepted! Do you have a special item, design, size or color in mind? Let us know--we are multi talented designers and would love to make something just for you. Let's work together!

Care instructions

We use fixed inks on all of our products but hand washing is recommended.

Wash in cold water.
​Hang to dry.
​Hot iron.
​Do not bleach.
​Handle with care.


Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping and gift cards are available! Let us know if you are sending a gift to someone special and we are happy to include our Roots wrapping for an additional charge.

Wholesale availability

Are you a retailer looking to carry Roots Seychelles products? Contact us to see our 2021 wholesale catalog!

Sizing details

All sizes are listed. If you would like a custom size, contact us and we will be happy to make a custom order just for you!