MAS Holdings, the visionary apparel and fashion manufacturer has stepped up to take the challenge to drive Sri Lanka as the nexus for South Asian fashion with a global appeal by joining hands with the Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF).
Q: Why has SLDF gone South Asian Regional driven- why the game change?
A: The Sri Lankan Design Festival is celebrating five years this year and is now almost a national event with key government sector and the Apparel industry being part of the event from a fashion and design perspective. Having accomplished integrating design with industry at both a high-tech apparel/fashion industry level and a low-tech craft and cottage industry level, we now see a new need emerging.
The Taiwan Textile industry being the sixth largest in the textile industry in the world has approximately annual revenue of $ 15 billion. As an exporter to many Asian countries, Middle Eastern countries and the USA, it uses the unique selling proposition of high end value added products which caters to the global market as “Designed/Branded” in Taiwan. The following is an interview carried out with Worldex Exhibition and Promotion Ltd. Director Arti Bhagat regarding the upcoming Taiwan Textile Fairs (TTF) in South Asia 2013 which is being held in Bangalore, Delhi and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka apparel Souring Association has organized a seminar for the benefit of the members of the apparel sector on Friday, 27th September 2013 at the BMICH, BCIS Auditorium from 8.00 A.M to 12.30 P.M.
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.
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