HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, which is in its 10th year, seen as the back bone of Sri Lanka’s fashion design industry, has consistently unearthed, groomed, showcased and promoted Sri Lankan fashion design talent.
By Kinita Shenoy
PricewaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka recently held a forum on ‘First Sale for Exporters’ in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA), targeted at CEOs and CFOs of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry.
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.
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.
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