The fourth Sri Lanka Design Festival is set to take place in Colombo later this year, offering a range of opportunities for brands and retailers to explore sustainable sourcing, networking and sharing of best business practices.
Ethical Sri Lankan brand Conscience, developed its first collection using ethical fabric developed in Sri Lanka, which is now in stores. Conscience, whose philosophy revolves around a supply ‘chain of happiness’, a concept that sees an effort to better every part of the supply chain is taking steps to impact communities.
Says Noboru Ueda at Port, Trade and Logistics Conference in Colombo
Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK
The Indian subcontinent will drive the world economy in the future, and at the heart of this new maritime region, and at the heart of world trade is Sri Lanka. I believe that Sri Lanka could easily emerge as the new great maritime nation – joining the ranks with Singapore and the UAE as a leader in the maritime world, said Noboru Ueda Chairman and President of ClassNK in Colombo on Tuesday, July 10.
Sri Lanka’s garment industry has emerged as a viable alternative to traditional fast fashion suppliers such as Turkey, a local manufacturer said this week. “Sri Lanka is not as yet competitive purely on price, but the industry continues to be attractive to brands focused on fast, reliable supply that is accompanied by an assurance of social and environmental accountability,” Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL) said in its year-end 2011/2011 report.
The Expolanka Group announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art, iconic, green, warehouse to provide value added logistics services to the group’s rapidly expanding client base.
Sri Lanka’s apparel giants MAS & Brandix are founding members of SLINTEC from the private sector
Yesterday marked a landmark day for Sri Lanka’s innovation and learning goals, as the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) together with the Ministry of Technology and Research laid the foundation for the commencement of construction of the Nanotechnology Centre of Excellence (NCE), which will be at the heart of a world-class nanotechnology park in Sri Lanka.
The world's economic problems are still very much with us, but it now appears - from the latest US figures - that garment customers may have settled down to a new but stable order of strategic suppliers. David Birnbaum looks at the data.
Value addition power of Sri Lanka exports is on par with that of Ireland and Finland and far behind France and Japan, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said.
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