Shop Cuban turns two | Sunday Observer

Shop Cuban turns two

6 September, 2020
Kavita Amaratunga and Nuwan Perera
Kavita Amaratunga and Nuwan Perera

Shop Cuban is a Sri Lankan lifestyle brand that strives to offer relatable, exclusively curated designs to suit one’s tropical needs.

Starting as a hobby in 2018 with merely two t-shirt designs, the brand has now expanded to have a product range of clothing and accessories.

Founded by Nuwan Perera, with a background in Sales and marketing and Kavita Amaratunga, with a background in psychology, the couple is working hard on expanding their product range with more designs. The pair is extremely passionate in finding sustainable ways of improving their business and giving back to the community.

The brand has evolved so much over the past two years, and now offers over 25 products all being centered around Sri Lanka and its tropical beauty. Understanding the struggle of managing and growing a startup, the company tries its level best to always support and build other small businesses as much as possible, hence all Shop Cuban products are sourced from local suppliers. 

Using social media as its primary platform, the brand has reached a significant audience not only among Sri Lankans, but also tourists from around the world that have visited Sri Lanka and understand the context behind their slogans. Shop Cuban delivers worldwide and have since shipped to many countries including Australia, Canada, Dubai, UK and USA. 

The core concept behind Shop Cuban was to create bold, creative and humoUrous statement pieces that are relatable to Sri Lankan culture.