Apparel Buzz

South Asian Sustainable Fashion Summit

Taking sustainability towards a global consensus


Aviraté joins hands with Cinnamon to host ‘French Touch 2013’

The high-street fashion label Aviraté will be joining Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in hosting ‘French Touch 2013’ – a gala fashion event which will be held at Cinnamon Bey Beruwala on 21 November 2013.


Technology, innovation and design in apparel supply chains

An insightful panel discussion moderated by GT Nexus Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Kurt Cavano was held on the topic ‘Technology, Innovation and Design in apparel supply chains,’ featuring Orient Design Chairman Gihan Nanayakkara, Knickerbox Co-founder Janie Schaffer, [TC]2 Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Fralix, MAS Holdings Chief Growth Officer Nathan Sivagananathan and Timex Group Chairman Ashraf Sattar. At the discussion, Cavano asked each of them to define innovation in their own words.


Past successes and future outlook

Building a billion dollar business in a small and emerging economy in Sri Lanka would have been quite a task, a journey filled with highs and lows.


Apparel sourcing: What next?

With Sri Lanka earning its position as the fashion and apparel hub of the South Asian region and standing strong in its commitment to sustainability, value and invention, the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum (SAALF) played a pivotal role in deciding the future of the industry.


JAAF, SAC forum on new Customs rules on 4 Nov.

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) in association with the Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) has organised a major forum for all the clients of the industry to update about new Customs rules and notices to come into force shortly.


Textured Jersey collaborates with IBM to boost IT efficiency

IBM announced its collaboration with Textured Jersey Lanka PLC, a manufacturer of weft knit fabrics in Sri Lanka, to provide advanced technology solutions to the company for scaling up their business operations for improved efficiency.


Trends and shifts in apparel retail, marketing and sourcing

§  Following the collapse of Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, audits in Asia increased by 57% in Asia and 107% in Bangladesh

§  Apparel retailers are now going ‘phygital’ – the merging of  physical attributes of retail with digital elements

§  Consumers are moving away from a celebrity society and towards a new found interest in science, culture, and education

§  Retail is now about conversations and no more about transactions and relationships


Sri Lanka heralds new era with nanotechnology

§  Govt. to support tech renaissance: President

§  Nanotech can be the basis of a strong Sri Lanka, our children’s future: Minister Ranawaka


Sri Lanka Fashion & Apparel Awards 2013

The volatile environment of the local and global economy has challenged industries to look into sustainable business ventures and a responsibility towards implementing lean strategies in any industry that extracts natural resources to manufacture their products. The apparel and fashion industry plays a key role in focusing on aspects as such.The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) founded by the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka became a platform for designers, suppliers and the giants


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