The Kanniya Centre is producing eco-items made from the most ordinary natural material you can find in Sri Lanka. We mainly use coconuts, palm tree branches and ordinary branches. We have improved our know-how to produce small buttons using coconut shells. The process is complex, from drying coconut shells, cutting the buttons and polishing them. Those buttons are extremely resistant and aesthetically beautiful. They are used by our sewing centres to make eco-fashionbags. In May, a lady is going to help us make those buttons. In Sri Lanka, women are usually excluded from woodwork, so we are quite proud in LCEJ to break that taboo and give equal opportunities to men and women. We go on making soap and sponge holders using coconut material and the base of palm tree branches. The Kanniya Centre also make towel hangers and curtain rails from palm tree branches.