Apparel Buzz

Sri Lanka inches closer to 'regional hub' dream

An international clothing and textile conference has heard how the growing retail market in the Asia-Pacific region may enable emerging economies such as Sri Lanka to realise ambitious dreams to become regional production hubs.

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SLDF 2013 stages Sustainable Fashion Runway

The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2013 conceptualised and founded by Academy Of Design (AOD) staged a successful fashion show titled ‘Sustainable Fashion Runway’ at the Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo on Friday, 11 October. The runway showcased designs from renowned apparel giants as well as upcoming fashion designers from AOD incorporating the artisans in the handicraft industry empowering their communities whilst reaching new heights in the fashion and apparel industry

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Brandix ‘House of Inspiration’ creations add colour to CFW Resort Wear Show

Brandix designer Radhika Mendis presented 12 creative ensembles – mirroring the easy elegance of the seascape outside Galle’s Lighthouse hotel – at the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear Show on Sunday, 6 October.

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The ‘Underwear Specialist’

Janie Schaffer traces her journey from Knickerbox to Victoria’s Secret

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Experts urge greater apparel industry transparency

Whether improved transparency in clothing supply chains will be enough to guarantee a sustainable future for outsourcers in South Asia remains to be seen, but a conference staged in Sri Lanka last week heard plenty of calls for improved openness.

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Garment industry should look outside of US, EU

Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) Chairman Yohan Lawrence said that as an industry, it apparel industry stakeholders should look at markets other than United States and the European Union, without losing the foothold on them.

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Apparel industry to hit US$ 4 b this year

Given the necessary thrust, Sri Lanka’s apparel industry could reach US$ 4 billion by end this year, even though the value would be 8% less than what is expected from the industry to support the growth targets of the country.

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Hirdaramani Leadership Development Program holds 2013 graduation

The graduation ceremony of the Hirdaramani Leadership Program Class of 2013 was held on 3 October at the Hilton Colombo Residence.

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