Apparel Buzz

HSBC CFW expands the scope of Sri Lankan designers through resort show

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, which is in its 10th year, seen as the back bone of Sri Lanka’s fashion design industry, has consistently unearthed, groomed, showcased and promoted Sri Lankan fashion design talent.


Free ports and beyond boundaries

The Government recently announced the establishment of Commercial Hub Regulations, which optimise Sri Lanka’s potential and vision to become a key player in the international market as a gateway connecting the Asian region to the East and the West.


China eyes Sri Lankan free-trade deal

Potential tariff agreement between Sri Lanka and mainland China would boost island nation's garment manufacturing and export potential


PwC, SLAEA hold FSFE forum to aid sourcing strategies

By Kinita Shenoy

PricewaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka recently held a forum on ‘First Sale for Exporters’ in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA), targeted at CEOs and CFOs of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry.


Made in sri lanka

Buckle up - four of our Brand and Sustainability team members travelled to Sri Lanka to visit our Seamless fabric factory and what they experienced will actually blow you away. Alison, our Sustainability Communications Specialist, gives us the scoop.


hSenid’s HR and payroll solutions go live for Timex & Fergasam Group

Timex and Fergasam Group (T & FG), a frontrunner in the apparel manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka, successfully completed the implementation of hSenid’s HRMenterprise- an on premise Human Resource Information System which encompasses an extensive array of solutions that allow to efficiently manage an organisation’s employees with tools, frameworks and methodologies for operational, tactical and strategic levels. It has enabledT & FG to standardise their HR practices and streamline their payroll process. The system also created more transparency and reinforced better communication throughout the organisation.


Next Sourcing honours top suppliers in Sri Lanka

Next Sourcing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of next Plc, UK, the retail clothing and accessory giant, recognised and acknowledged its supplier base at the Suppliers’ Seminar held at Park Street Mews Colombo recently.


Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2013 semi final judging kicks off today

Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards (SLFAA) will shortlist and award some of the most influential personalities, organisations, partnerships and initiatives that have shaped Sri Lankan fashion and apparel. SLFAA includes nine categories for the year 2013; Individual Designer Awards – Emerging Designer, Sustainable Fashion, Graduate-Industry Collaboration and Industry Designer Awards – Design Excellence, Technical Excellence, Manufacturing Excellence, Best ‘Own-Brand’, Game Changer through Innovation and an additional category, ‘Industry Young Blood’ in order to accommodate a significant number of entrants of new designers working within apparel industry who also applied in their own capacity.


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