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Buckle up - four of our Brand and Sustainability team members travelled to Sri Lanka to visit our Seamless fabric factory and what they experienced will actually blow you away. Alison, our Sustainability Communications Specialist, gives us the scoop.


hSenid’s HR and payroll solutions go live for Timex & Fergasam Group

Timex and Fergasam Group (T & FG), a frontrunner in the apparel manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka, successfully completed the implementation of hSenid’s HRMenterprise- an on premise Human Resource Information System which encompasses an extensive array of solutions that allow to efficiently manage an organisation’s employees with tools, frameworks and methodologies for operational, tactical and strategic levels. It has enabledT & FG to standardise their HR practices and streamline their payroll process. The system also created more transparency and reinforced better communication throughout the organisation.


Next Sourcing honours top suppliers in Sri Lanka

Next Sourcing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of next Plc, UK, the retail clothing and accessory giant, recognised and acknowledged its supplier base at the Suppliers’ Seminar held at Park Street Mews Colombo recently.


Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2013 semi final judging kicks off today

Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards (SLFAA) will shortlist and award some of the most influential personalities, organisations, partnerships and initiatives that have shaped Sri Lankan fashion and apparel. SLFAA includes nine categories for the year 2013; Individual Designer Awards – Emerging Designer, Sustainable Fashion, Graduate-Industry Collaboration and Industry Designer Awards – Design Excellence, Technical Excellence, Manufacturing Excellence, Best ‘Own-Brand’, Game Changer through Innovation and an additional category, ‘Industry Young Blood’ in order to accommodate a significant number of entrants of new designers working within apparel industry who also applied in their own capacity.


World Trade Centre buzzes with Hameedia’s menswear excellence

Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist Hameedia brought the excellence of its brand, its products and its services to the best known address in the heart of Colombo City; the bustling World Trade Centre. Chief Guest at the inauguration of this exclusive Hameedia Menswear Store was Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews. Also present on the occasion was Hameedia Managing Director Fouzul Hameed.


‘Let’s go for China!’– India’s Zohra

As the first ever textile agreement between India and Sri Lanka became a reality, both neighbours mulled joining to enter a coveted global textile foothold-China, the world’s largest textile market. "China’s textiles are gradually moving from production to consumption. Using our strengths together-Sri Lanka’s first class garment manufacturing infrastructure and India’s quality fabric outputs-let us jointly compete for China’s textile market" said a determined Ms Zohra Chaterji (Secretary of Indian Ministry of Textiles) on 09 September in Colombo, a press communiqué issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said.


Historic Indo-Lanka textile agreement today

§   India International Fabric Expo ‘13 kicks-off in Colombo

§  22 exhibitors from India’s schiffli hub alone

§  Lanka textile exports to India jumps beyond 40%


The first ever textile agreement between India and Sri Lanka will be inked today (9 September) in Colombo. The Memorandum of Understanding on new textile cooperation effort is the latest development in the aftermath of Indian announcement in September 2012 that Sri Lanka can export eight million apparel pieces at zero duty to India.


JAAF to promote ‘Hub’ services concept among key players

The Joint Apparel Association Forum, the apex body of the textile and the apparel industry that facilitates and provides guidance and advisory services among others to the USD4 billion worth industry has taken the first step to extol the virtues of the government’s recently enacted Commercial Hub Regulation among key industry stake holders.


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