The Hana plant is the core material course for all Kantala products. The plant yields the natural fibre used to weave the mats used to make Kantala handbags and accessories. It is a sustainable material source with thick green leaves growing in a rosette in Sri Lanka's dry and rocky regions.
Mr H G Dharmadasa is the most decorated artisan present in the handwoven Hana mat industry today. He plays a key role in managing the operations at Henavala on behalf of Kantala providing us with the expertise and knowledge to sustain and grow this beautiful traditional craft of Sri Lanka.
Receiving the "Sustainable Sourcing Award" from the Good Market was not only a hugely gratifying moment but also a indication that we are heading in the right direction.