Apparel Buzz

Sri Lanka and China trade talks spark intense debate

The much publicised talks to strike a free trade agreement (FTA) between the world's largest clothing and textile exporter, China, and upcoming niche outsourcer Sri Lanka, is sparking intense debate about its potential impact.

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Sri Lanka, US celebrate 200 years of business ties

  • Embassy in the US hosts top  Sri Lankan business leaders visiting the United States
  • By any standard in the world Sri Lanka can be proud of its apparel industry: Minister Sarath Amunugama
  • Economic partnerships build the strongest pillar of diplomatic relations: Ambassador Wickramasuriya
  • Sri Lanka has a great growth potential for the future:  Michael Delaney
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Raffles Colombo "Trash It" advances innovation in design sustainability

Raffles Colombo, recently held "Trash It", an exhibition showcasing garments and accessories constructed from waste materials, created by students from the departments of Fashion & Fashion Marketing where the entire space was transcended in to a work of art filled with creativity. This event was hosted by the academic team and the young talented students of Raffles Colombo with the initiative of Associate Professor Julie Ross (Academic Director).

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Brandix sponsors National Occupational Safety & Health Conference

Brandix has extended its support to the 2013 National Occupational Safety & Health Conference organised by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as part of this year’s National Safety Week programme.

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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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EDB promotes design driven exports to key global buyers and retailers at SLDF 2013

The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2013, backed by local industries and the Sri Lankan Government, kicked off yesterday. The main objective of the festival, which is to promote design driven exports, is supported by Sri Lanka’s apex institute for driving exports, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).

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A look at garment manufacturing in Sri Lanka

A look at garment manufacturing in Sri Lanka

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SRI LANKA: Trade funding scheme aided by GT Nexus

The GT Nexus data platform helped apparel businesses Brandix and MAS access capital through the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) new investment programme for Sri Lanka.

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Coats Thread to promote apparel innovation with SLDF 2013

Coats Thread Lanka Ltd. has joined with Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) to promote the many capabilities of the local apparel and fashion industry to the world. 

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