Apparel Buzz

EDB promotes ethical positioning of SL Apparel at WWD Summit

Over the last decade, as Asia emerged as the leading outsourcing destination for the global fashion industry, Sri Lanka stood alone as the only country that embraced the principles of  'Ethical Business and Manufacturing Practices' as a way of life.

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US: Shopping habits to be more balanced in 2010

Environmental and ethical issues will play a large part in rebuilding brands in 2010, a new forecast says, as consumers re-shape their lifestyles following this year's global economic recession.
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Sri Lanka pushes for Ethical Purchasing !

Last week at the Sri Lanka Designer Festival’s Ethical Symposium attracted some of the best names in the Apparel Industry with key buyers from retailers like Zaras, Top Shop, Monsoon and respected industry experts like Collin McDowell, Douglas Miller.

 

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Can Sri Lanka avoid being ethically unemployed?

Over the years Sri Lanka's $3.5bn clothing industry has made a textbook transition from cut-and-sew manufacturer to value-added vertical production platform, with local fabric and accessories suppliers shoring up its supply chain and design colleges ensuring there is enough home-grown talent to add yet another layer to its skills base.
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Eco-factories undeterred by label setback

The Sri Lankan apparel industry has been thwarted in its plans to label garments stocked in major US and EU retailers with its 'Garments without Guilt' slogan - but believes its focus on eco-factories will continue to drive the campaign forward.
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From King Parakramabahu to ethical fashion

Some people blame the Enlightenment for our present troubles. The scientific revolution, they say, gave man ideas above his station. We frequently harm natural systems, goes the charge, because of our delusional belief that we are separate from, and have dominion over, nature.
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Chathuri Samaraweera announced as the National winner of the British Council International Young Fashion Entrepreneur (IYFE) 2010 award partnered by Centre for Creative Enterprise (CCE)

The International Young Fashion Entrepreneur (IYFE) 2010 award is a British Council initiative in partnership with Sri Lanka Telecom that seeks to champion and celebrate the importance of creative entrepreneurs in the 25 to 35 age category working in the field of fashion.
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Design education is key to sustainable fashion

Source: Leonie Barrie Design colleges have a key role to play if ethically-produced products are to make the move from fringe to mainstream - even though educators themselves admit they face an uphill struggle in changing the mindset of the next generation of designers.
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Sustainable fashion struggles to bridge price gap

Even though consumers are increasingly aware of ethical fashions, they are still reluctant to spend more money on products that have been sustainably sourced, according to industry executives in Sri Lanka this week. And this, in turn, is creating a gap between retailers who continue to strike deals based primarily on price and those suppliers who have invested in socially and environmentally sound production.
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Sri Lanka Design Festival: Quote/unquote

A passionate, thought-provoking and stimulating discussion on consumer demand for sustainable fashion kicked off Sri Lanka's first Ethical Fashion Symposium. The event taking place in Colombo this week is part of the inaugural Sri Lanka Design Festival, which aims to put the country on the map as a source of design as well as a manufacturing destination.
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Sri Lanka: a design destination?

It’s two years since I last visited Sri Lanka, and I’m flying out again this-evening to take part in the country’s first ever Design Festival which runs over the next week or so.
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Ethics fighting against price Lanka apparels to go Green

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry says it would take its campaign for ethical manufacturing practices called ‘Garments without Guilt’ to the next level by promoting sustainable manufacturing and encouraging garment factories to go green. The Garments without Guilt (GWG) campaign was launched by the Joint Apparel Associations Forum (JAAF) several years ago to educate western retailers that Sri Lanka’s
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Ethics fighting against price Lanka apparels to go Green

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry says it would take its campaign for ethical manufacturing practices called ‘Garments without Guilt’ to the next level by promoting sustainable manufacturing and encouraging garment factories to go green.

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Brandix to dazzle Design Festival with breath-taking fashion show

Sri Lanka’s top apparel exporter’s exclusive designs on the catwalk on November 29 The latest designs that propel high street fashion in leading international markets will be on display later this month at a rare exposition of current production styles and exclusive in-house designs by Brandix, Sri Lanka’s top apparel exporter.
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Sri Lanka wins regional award as best local network practicing UN Global Compact principles

Top apparel exporter Brandix was among Sri Lankan companies cited as examples of good CSR practice and compliance with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) at a prestigious international forum earlier this month, at which Sri Lanka was conferred with an important accolade.
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Gears up for first ever Design Festival

Sri Lanka is gearing up to hold its first annual Design Festival at the end of this month in a bid to put the country on the map as a source of design as well as a manufacturing destination.
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With strategic partnership from the British Council

The Academy of Design, Sri Lanka's pioneering Design School, has taken yet another step in its celebrated journey of innovation in Design Education in Sri Lanka. Conceptualizing and organizing Sri Lanka’s first design festival is its most recent endeavour in achieving its vision of being a catalyst in promoting 'Sri Lanka's Creative Industries'.
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‘GREEN THE WORLD’ campaign

'Green the World' campaign has been initiated under the Environment Action Area of Sri Lankan Youth Parliament (SLYP) with the aim of raising awareness amongst schools on the importance of Solid Waste Management and the issue of Global Warming and Climate Change.
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Apparel exports show signs of recovery

Sri Lanka's apparel exports in August showed a slight growth and local factories expect exports to strengthen from this month (October), after months of downturn.
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Hirdaramani Group to launch another green factory

The Hirdaramani Group will open its latest green factory CKT Apparel (Pvt) Ltd., tomorrow at Agalawatte, Yatiyana.
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