Apparel Buzz

Apparel sourcing industry says FTAs and trade concessions needed, not only GSP+


Texus Lanka(pvt) Ltd Raj David, Next Sourcing Ltd Chanaka Perera, Garment Services Ltd Anil Wettewe, Department of Commerce Director General R.D.S. Kumararatne, Export Development Board Chairman BandulaEgodage and George Sourcing Services GayanGalapitage at the head table
By Shehana Dain


JAAF takes up GSP+ issues with visiting EU delegation

At a meeting held last week between the visiting EU delegation and the representatives of the Joint Apparel Association (JAAF) the importance and value attached to the EU market to the apparel industry was highlighted.It was mentioned that in 2014, the apparel industry had exported US$ 2.1 billion worth or 46% of its total exports mainly to the EU.


First European R&D breakthrough for Lankan apparels

  • Topped up with opening to world’s next economic supermodel
  • Rishad clinches breakthrough for Lankan apparel industry
  • Skype creator economy opens for Lankan apparels and exports
  • Supporting Lanka apparel R&D: Sweden’s Advisor Almufti
  • Ready; SL manufacturing now at G4: Rishad
  • First-of-a-kind link to Lankan apparel manufacturing
  • Lanka’s apparel exports readying to cross $ 5 b


MAS Holdings introduced a branded smart welfare card for its employees

MAS Holdings introduceda branded smart welfare card for its employees. Unlike the conventional plastics, this is a smart card capable of carrying out multiple functions for a smooth and efficient employee welfare program.


JAAF and CL Synergy ink deals to ensure ethical practice in logistics

CL Synergy, which has been chosen by the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) as the preferred logistics solutions provider, has positioned its strategies in the region for the coming year in an effort to bolster the nation’s largest contributor to the export revenue.


LiCC Jeans recognised with Excellence Award

Long Island Clothing Company (LiCC Jeans), a trendsetter in the Sri Lankan fashion industry is one of the most widespread and contemporary denim ware brands in Sri Lanka. Attesting to the excellence that they have achieved so far, LiCC Jeans – Hirdaramani Group’s own brand – was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Global Commerce Excellence Awards 2014’.


The Sri Lanka Apparel: Elevating Fashionably to its Mastery


Today, Sri Lanka stands strong as one of the premier fashion and apparel outsourcing hubs in the world, possessing a wealth of long established culture which represents ethical entrepreneurship and sustainability. At present, the country is on a seamless and relentless process of setting up a unique platform to accomplish its ascendancy through superior quality, incomparable turnaround time and adoption of state-of-the-art technology.


Sri lanka Annual Exports Apparel

YoY Jan-Nov exports up by 7.5% to $10.1 b
‘Apparels, fisheries delivered’-EDB Chairman Egodage
Surge seen across multiple sectors
Apparels net $ 4.45 b


Quantum Clothing recognised for the employment of persons with disabilities

1210 01The Ministry of Social Services commemorated International Day of Persons with Disability at a national ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at Temple Trees on the 4th of December 2014.

His Excellency the President presented awards to certain individuals and organisations for their provision of services to persons with disabilities.


The staying power of Lankan apparels

Testimonial by Sanath Nanayakkare

Pulling the wool over someone's eyes, usually, means to deceive someone. However, 'pulling the cotton over someone's eyes' could mean convincing someone beyond doubt about the quality of a cotton shirt manufactured in Sri Lanka. This was demonstrated at the business session of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association which was held at the JAIC Hilton on Wednesday.


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