Apparel Buzz

Fashion Bug partners with Amante

Sri Lanka’s premier fashion retail store Fashion Bug was the venue for the 25th outlet of Amante, the exclusive lingerie line by MAS which is fast gaining popularity both here and abroad.


Jinadasa Holdings apparel firm goes for IFS solutions

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Foundation Garments (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lankan apparelmanufacturer which is a fully owned subsidiary of Jinadasa Holdings has chosen IFS Applications to streamline its business processes. The solution would cover many processes which are specific to the apparel industry specially finance, distribution and the much required merchandising functionality



AOD: Bringing world-class design programs to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is famous for Ceylon Tea, gems and perhaps, of late, apparel. Stemming as an offshoot of the latter but with wide benefits to other sectors is the design industry. A top UK qualified professional in the field of design and currently heading a top academy in Colombo, Karen Macleod strongly believes that given the inherent skills of the people, Sri Lanka in the future will have a new economic stream – a creative industry that is unique in the region. However, she emphasises that due recognition from the industry as well as parents is critical.



Textured Jersey 1Q FY13/14 profit up 40% year-on-year

 Rs. 0.58/share final dividend brings the FY12/13 combined  pay-out to 80% of FY12/13 full year profits

As per the latest results released to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Textured Jersey Lanka PLC (TJL), Sri Lanka’s leading provider of knit fabric, started the new financial year posting an impressive Rs. 240 million net profit for the quarter ended 30 June 2013 (1Q FY2013/14), representing a strong 40% year-on-year growth.


SLASA Sundown Meeting on Sri Lanka’s position in the Regional Apparel Industry

The SLASA Sundown Meeting was held on Thursday, 11th July 2013 at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo 01, from 6.30 p.m. onwards to assess where the industry stands when comparing with others in the region.


Tunisia seeks JVs with Sri Lankan garment manufacturers

Tunisia, the smallest country in North Africa, has invited Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers for forming joint ventures with their Tunisian counterparts.

Due to the existing free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, and its close proximity to Europe, Tunisia has become a high-end, high-speed apparel supplier to the European countries, Tunisian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Tarek Azouz told Sri Lankan Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen at a meeting in Colombo.


Zolla launches advertising campaign in Sri Lanka

Zolla became the latest addition to our membership of SLASA and it’s now our member

Zolla, a fashion company from Russia launched its Zolla Fall – Winter advertisement campaign last week in Sri Lanka proving that Sri Lanka is becoming a key player in the Fashion industry of Russia. This is a stepping stone indeed for Sri Lanka to take the initiative in fashion and brand themselves in South Asia. Zolla is one of the best known fashion brands in the Russian Federation. It is an internal brand in Russia. They have over 300 clothing stores but the manufacturers are not in Russia. All the manufacturers are from China, Slovania and Sri Lanka.


SRI LANKA: Stretchline launches Fit-U elastic to improve fit

Narrow fabrics and knitted elastics supplier Stretchline has launched a new elastic to help lingerie and activewear manufacturers improve fit and comfort for their customers. 


MAS to show latest fabric for swimwear at Interfiliere

Sri Lanka-based MAS Fabrics is set to showcase their latest line of fabric and trim solutions for intimate apparel and swimwear products at Interfiliere 2013 (Stall S39).

Given the complex construction of the garments and the number of components essential in the manufacturing process (e.g. a bra has over 30 components), MAS Fabrics presents a unique value proposition with its one-stop-shop solution for requirements across lace, fabrics, elastics, moulded cups and accessories.


SRI LANKA: Apparel makers eye high-end Chinese market

Sri Lanka's garment industry is targeting higher-end Chinese consumers, with total apparel exports to China growing twenty-fold - from US$0.7m in 2010 to US$15m in 2012.


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