Apparel Buzz

Sri Lanka Apparel completes ethical benchmarking

Sri Lanka Apparel recently completed converting 67 local garment factories compliant with ‘Garments Without Guilt’ (GWG) standard, while targeting the remaining 10 factories this year.
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SRI LANKA: Factories seek out ethical trading stamp

Sri Lankan garment factories are taking strides to certify themselves as ethical manufacturers under the country's new Garments Without Guilt (GWG) ethical standards.
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JAAF sponsors HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2008

JAAF, as a main sponsor for the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, was proud to partner in an event that created such an excellent platform for young local designers to showcase their creations.
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Sri Lanka : JAAF to add more strength to AISEX 2008

We are pleased to in form you that AISEX 2008 the premiere biennial exhibition for the apparel industry suppliers will be held for the 7th time at SBMICH Colombo Sri Lanka on the 6,7 & 8th of November 2008.
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67 garment factories awarded GWG certification

67 garment factories received ‘Garments Without Guilt’ (GWG) certification at a special function organised by Joint Apparel Association Forum last Sunday after international auditors confirmed that these factories adhered to the GWG code of conduct which says no to child labour, forced labour and discrimination of any kind.
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SriLanka economy garments trade fashion

From bicycles to art-inspired florals designs, Sri Lanka is sashaying into the fashion world as the island tries to move away from tailoring to designing clothes to buyers overseas.
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Sri Lanka Apparel celebrates proud accomplishments

Over 50 factories certified by SGS

"Garments Without Guilt” website re-launched

 

Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) celebrated key milestones of Sri Lanka Apparel at a special function held for the apparel industry.
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TIMEX-FERGASAM GROUP WINNER OF ALL STAR AWARD 2007

This award is presented to the top 10 high performers from across the globe yearly by Apparel Magazine a leading US based apparel industry business to business publication. The winners are selected based on the four core criteria of innovation excellence in management, a track record of growth and corporate goodwill that reflects positively on the industry.
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UK: Ethical shoppers shun budget chains amid sweatshop fears

Increasing numbers of British consumers are avoiding budget clothing stores amid concerns that low cost is synonymous with poor labour conditions in foreign factories.
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Sri Lanka: Apparel sector giants help humble cause

COLOMBO: A new vocational training centre is coming up for the differently-abled in Sri Lanka by two apparel sector giants, Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group and the UK’s Marks & Spencer along with other suppliers to Marks & Spencer in Sri Lanka.
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INTERVIEW: Mahesh Amalean, chairman MAS Holdings

Mahesh Amalean, the company's founder and chairman, tells Leonie Barrie why manufacturing is just a small part of the package offered to the world's leading retailers and brands.
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SRI LANKA: Apparel sector giants help humble cause

COLOMBO: A new vocational training centre is coming up for the differently-abled in Sri Lanka by two apparel sector giants, Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group and the UK’s Marks & Spencer along with other suppliers to Marks & Spencer in Sri Lanka.
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GWG Debuts in Milan & Paris

Sri Lanka Apparel chose the Fatex Fair in Paris to showcase the industry’s initiatives on ethical manufacturing with European buyers.
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‘amante’ - Sri Lanka’s lingerie brand for South Asia

Garments manufacturer, MAS Holdings, introduced the first brand-name lingerie from Sri Lanka for South Asia, launching its first own brand label ‘amanté’ in India.
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‘amante’ - Sri Lanka’s lingerie brand for South Asia

Garment manufacturer MAS Holdings has introduced the first brand name lingerie from Sri Lanka for South Asia. The company started the process last week by launching its first 'own brand' label, 'amanté,' in India, in a US$ 10 million investment. MAS Holdings is the first Sri Lankan company to enter the Indian lingerie retail sector with its own brand name. "We introduced our brand name amanté in the South Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. By mid 2008 the amanté brand will be available across India," said Ajay Amalean, managing director of MAS corporate solutions and retail, in India.
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Sri Lanka Apparel Launches ‘Garments without Guilt’ in Europe

Sri Lanka Apparel launched its ‘Garments without Guilt’ initiative in Europe today at the FATEX Fair held in Paris. The scheme focuses on ethical production and sustainable development committed to ethical working conditions free of child labour, forced labour, discrimination and sweatshop practices. The products on display ranged from intimate apparel, sportswear, leisurewear, children’s wear, formal wear and garments with varying washed effects to hand flat knits and computerized auto fashioned knits as well as embellishments including  hand worked sequin beads and embroideries.
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Sri Lanka: MAS opens eco-friendly textile zone

MAS Holdings officially launched the MAS Fabric Park (MFP) in Sri Lanka, on Friday (19 October), having struck a deal to accommodate Marks &  Spencer there.
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Brandix Textiles first to be Fair Trade and Organic certified for woven fabrics

Brandix Textiles, Sri Lanka’s largest woven fabric processor, achieved a national milestone recently. Its plant at Makandura, in the Wayamba Industrial Zone, became the first woven textile operation in the country to receive Fair Trade and Organic certifications from the Institute for Market-ecology (IMO) of Switzerland. The performance rating of 214, well above the certification minimum of 172, was awarded in respect for upholding core labour rights, working conditions, administration of the Fair-trade premium and accountability as a trade partner.
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SRI LANKA: Brandix wins Fairtrade and organic certification

It is the first woven textile mill in Sri Lanka to be Fairtrade certified. "They [the certifications] take the company to the next level in supplying very discerning niche customers and are also a valuable third party affirmation of the commitment of the company to good social practices" said Brandix director Feroz Omar.
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SRI LANKA: Brandix targets activewear growth with $2.5m hub

Brandix Lanka is targeting growth in activewear categories with a new central services hub for the group's activewear units in Sri Lanka and India. The company is building a US$2.5m central services facility, called the 'Brandix Centre of Inspiration - Active', in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, to take over all front-end services of the group's active wear companies.
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