RootsSeychelles

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Beau Vallon, Seychelles

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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!

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SORRY WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Kazakstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine

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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 our boutique on Mahe to pick up or we are happy to deliver directly to your hotel or guesthouse!

We also offer super fun printing workshops! Contact us to join our classes in Seychelles.

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

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 4, 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!

******************************************
SORRY WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Kazakstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine

******************************************

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 our boutique on Mahe to pick up or we are happy to deliver directly to your hotel or guesthouse!

We also offer super fun printing workshops! Contact us to join our classes in Seychelles.

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

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About RootsSeychelles

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MEET THE ROOTS

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.


🌿 ROOTS IN KREOL

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.


🌿 ILLUSTRATED MAPS

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.


🌿 GREEN PHILOSOPHY

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!

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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

    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 Maine

    Life Of The Party

    Sweet and silly Jackson is a laid back cool kinda guy and fits right in with the island lifestyle. A fierce protector, he scares away the stray chickens and can always be found hanging out with Nyssa.

  • Luna Full Wolf Moon

    Hostess

    Welcome new puppy Luna to the Roots Seychelles Family! A happy-go-lucky gal, Luna loves greeting visitors and looking cute! She can usually be found stealing food from Freedom the tortoise.

  • Freedom

    Customer Relations

    Aldabra Giant Tortoise Freedom is a shy guy and roams the mountain looking for the best fruits and veggies. He enjoys meeting new people especially if they feed him his favoritie food red hibiscus flower.

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Last updated on Oct 2, 2022

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2022

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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.

Soak in vinegar or salt water for 30 minutes.
Rinse in cold fresh water.
​Hang to dry.
​Hot iron.
​Do not bleach.
​Handle with care.

​Enjoy!!

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 2022 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!