Apparel Buzz

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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‘Apparel Sourcing: What Next?’ Makings of a regional hub

The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum that is creating massive interest among the apparel industry professionals in South Asia and abroad is scheduled to lead the groundbreaking discussion on the future of apparel sourcing from Sri Lanka.

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HSBC CFW Resort Wear Show: Day 1

The two-day HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear Show came to an end last night after hours of exciting and inspiring fashion by Sri Lanka’s very own talented designers as well as two highly-acclaimed international designers – Bibi Russell and Jason and Anshu. The Daily FT brings to you Day 1 of the fashion show held at the historic Galle Fort on Saturday, infusing old charm with contemporary design and trends in today’s edition. Kicking off the resort wear show with Colombo Jewellery Stores launching a special limited edition collection ‘Cock-a-doodle-do’ and the TAG Heuer watches, the evening unveiled some interesting designs and beautiful fashion amidst great music and high spirits. Here are some highlights of Saturday’s show

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Hameedia unveils collection at HSBC CFW Resort Wear Show 2013

Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist Hameedia continues to be at the forefront of fashion taking on the catwalk at the second edition of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear show in Galle today, 5 October.

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AOD’s REVEAL 2013 underlines great demand in business for young designers

The REVEAL 2013 graduate design exhibition by Sri Lanka’s International Design campus AOD, was launched last night with an exclusive event open to design-led industry personalities.

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Brandix partners HSBC CFW Resort Wear Show to create ‘House of Inspiration’

Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter Brandix has come forward to support the second edition of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW)Resort Wear Show to be held in Galle on 5 and 6 October.

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Making Sri Lanka a resort wear hub

§  Second edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear Show kicks off today in Galle

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SLDF Sustainable Fashion Summit 2013 to be Copenhagen Fashion Summit’s South Asian voice

The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) that has now become a national event through the focused efforts of its stakeholders the apparel industry, the Government of Sri Lanka and the private sector, has now being upgraded to be a South Asian regional event, will be staging the South Asian Fashion Summit where the industry and key stakeholders will discuss key themes that will impact the industry whilst also differentiating Sri Lanka from the rest of the world for its unique strengths. In line with this, SLDF will present its 2013 edition of the Sustainable Fashion Summit which is bearing worldwide significance as the South Asian edition to the world’s largest and the most prestigious fashion summit on sustainability, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

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Fast fashion: Manufacturers embrace new production processes

To meet apparel and textile brands' desire to move into fast fashion, manufacturers have begun to embrace new production processes that improve efficiency and performance.

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Fast fashion: Quick and flexible decision-making is key

The management of fast fashion supply chains is not just about maximising speed to market, it is about flexibility too.

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SLDF Box Plan

SLDF Box Plan

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SLDF to feature High-street ‘Knicker-Queen’ Janie Schaffer on invite of MAS Holdings

Janie Schaffer – Founder of Knickerbox brand and the former Creative chief for the world’s most popular lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is among the top design names in the world for lingerie design. Schaffer who has earned worldwide respect as a creative savant will be a special guest speaker for Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) on the invitation of SLDF principal sponsor MAS Holdings.

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HSBC Colombo Fashion Week: Impact on Sri Lanka’s fashion design industry and the South Asian fashion platform

Having been involved with the Indian fashion industry before India Fashion Week even started and having seen the growth of the Indian fashion industry and of the contemporaries like Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Verma, Abraham and Thakore to name a few, it has been a 30 year journey working and contributing to different aspects of the fashion industry from revival of Khadi, to textiles to marketing platforms, basically from its nascent stage to its present avatar.

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Govt: $122bn Japanese apparel market craving for more Lankan made supplies

Japan, one of the three largest apparel markets in the world with $ 122 billion apparel market, is eagerly looking to source much higher volumes of Lankan made apparels, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a media communiqué.

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