Apparel Buzz

Brandix to Sponsor SLIIT RoboFest for Three Years

SLIIT, the premier degree awarding Institute in Sri Lanka, signed an agreement with Brandix Lanka Limited for the sponsorship of the RoboFest competition at the SLIIT campus in Malabe recently. Ishan Dantanarayana, Brandix Group Chief People Officer and Professor Lalith Gamage, President/CEO of SLIIT exchanged the agreement on behalf of the two organizations. Chief Operating Officer - Strategy Division at Brandix Lanka, Surendra Karunakaran, Professor Ashok Peiris, Dean Engineering and Dr. Malitha Wijesundara, Dean Computing of SLIIT also participated in the ceremony.

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JAAF members commend Government’s “balanced and visionary approach on shipping economy”

Exporters who are members of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) released the following statement on the terminal handing charge issue yesterday:

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2013: A year in review - Sourcing winners and losers

What a difference a year makes for garment-making countries. While some were crippled by ongoing unrest, deadly factory fires and natural disasters, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.

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adidas regional bosses in town

The adidas Regional Managing Director Erick Haskell together with Regional Director Sales and Marketing Thushar Gokulnath flew into Colombo recently with a 15 member strong team to conduct their week-long corporate training program.

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CFW Supermodel Sri Lanka finalists suit up with Hameedia

Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist Hameedia continues to be at the forefront of supporting and developing the fashion industry as it partnered with Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) for the inaugural Supermodel Sri Lanka search.

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American women’s wear brand ‘Glo’ enters Sri Lankan market

Leading US women’s-wear brand Glo, is now being launched in the Sri Lankan retail market to offer shoppers the option of purchasing premium quality clothing, at an affordable price.

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2014 Budget-happy exporters say thank you to president

Several organisations representing exporters met President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday and expressed their gratitude for heeding their requests and accommodating several supportive measures in the 2014 Budget presented on 21 November.

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Brandix shines at 2013 Best Corporate Citizen Awards

Wins key environment-related accolades and adjudged among the best in Sri Lanka (strap)

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NCE, EASL and JAAF welcome market free initiatives to improve export competitiveness

The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE), Exporters Association of Sri Lanka (EASL), and the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) welcomed market free initiatives to improve export competitiveness in a statement released yesterday.

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Strong fundamentals in design education is key for a $ 5 billion apparel industry in SL

The following are excerpts of an interview with apparel industry veteran, MAS Intimates Managing Director Dian Gomes:

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