Apparel Buzz

Sri Lanka Apparel to showcase Garments without Guilt at Fatex Fair

Sri Lanka Apparel will be showcasing “Garments without Guilt” at the Fatex Fair to be held early next month in Paris. The “Garments without Guilt” initiative focuses on sustainable development through ethical manufacturing and assures the industry’s commitment to fair working conditions free of discriminatory practices.
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UK: Fashion firms urged to add ethics to buying practices

Fashion brands and retailers are being encouraged to take a broader look at their buying decisions as it becomes increasingly clear that the way they purchase garments has a direct impact on working conditions across global supply chains.
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ANALYSIS: How buying practices impact workers’ rights

The fashion industry is waking up to the fact that the buying practices of retailers and brands are contributing to poor working conditions in many of the factories who supply their clothes. But solutions are not so easy to come by, as Leonie Barrie finds out.
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Marketing Programme in Italy

The Embassy has also informed the JAAF of a International Textile Fair 'Intertex Milano' which is a clothing & sourcing exhibition to be held in Milan from the 11-13th Sept.2007. The Embassy has making arrangements with the Milan Chamber of Commerce to organize a mini exhibition & one to one business meetings for a period of 4-5 days during the latter part of September.

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Sri Lanka Hirdaramani Group commits to green garment factories

Sri Lankan garment maker The Hirdaramani Group plans to build a green factory this year and invest in a project to make all of its existing factories more environmentally friendly, just-style has learnt.
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Garments Without Guilt commended in Washington DC

A high-level delegation from Sri Lanka visited the USA to meet with US Government officials, in order to share first-hand knowledge of the programs and practices Sri Lanka has adopted under Garments Without Guilt. Also under discussion were various provisions and safeguards to help Sri Lanka compete with integrity – like the setting up of an EU GSP+ type of program, as well as US Trade and Fair Practices Acts. Judging from the overwhelmingly positive response, the visit was a resounding success and augurs well for the future of ethical manufacturing.
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United Kingdom does green suit the fashion industry's future

Being green and ethical across the clothing supply chain is now a commercial and environmental necessity. Being fast and affordable have long been essentials for apparel and footwear firms the world over.
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The garment industry is to visit Washington this month to lobby for duty free access into the US market, on the grounds of ethical manufacturing standards.
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Ambassador Blake's Address at the Second

Minister Sirisena, Minister Wilgama, my friend Julian Wilson, Mr. Rodrigo, thank you for the invitation to speak today about the "Importance of U.S. Investment and Trade in Sri Lanka."
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SRI LANKA: Indo-Lanka free trade deal extended

India has agreed to provide duty-free access to 3m pieces of Sri Lankan garments under the latest round of Indo-Lanka free trade talks.

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Nike Cites Efforts to Promote Labor, Environmental Issues

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Inc. released its third corporate-responsibility report, highlighting efforts to improve conditions for the company's 800,000 contract-factory workers, such as eliminating excessive overtime and training them on their rights to unionize.
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Sri Lanka’s MAS Holdings is to start building a ‘green plant’ in June this year to produce bras for UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S). M&S will fund technical areas like harnessing solar power and design aspects.
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Sri Lanka manufacturing organic cotton clothes for UK designer Katherine Hamnett

Local garment factories are producing organic cotton clothing for UK designer Katherine Hamnett to be sold through UK clothing retailer, Tesco. “We are doing an organic cotton range with Katherine Hamnett. We have already confirmed orders with Sri Lankan factories,” said Rachael Smith, the head of buying for girls’ wear, Tesco UK.
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British High Commissioner spells out the challenges and opportunities posed by ethical consumerism in Europe

Part 1 – Personal Appraisal

 

The apparel industry in Sri Lanka is a great success story about which you should all feel a great sense of pride.
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British High Commissioner spells out the challenges and opportunities posed by ethical consumerism in Europe

Part 2 – Global Scale

 

The garment business is nowadays both global and highly competitive. Why should the European market be so buoyant for Sri Lanka’s apparel exports?
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Sri Lanka pins its hopes on

Sri Lanka’s garment industry, the island’s largest manufacturer and number one export income generator, has launched an industry-wide label and image building campaign--Made in Sri Lanka: Garments without Guilt-- to help it stand out in the crowded international market.
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Sri Lanka apparel rolls out “Garments without Guilt”

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry has geared up to make a big push in the international arena with the launch of their new brand image campaign titled ‘Garments without Guilt’, handled by Sri Lanka Apparel,  representing the public face of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF).
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Sri Lanka Apparel to showcase Garments without Guilt at Fatex Fair

Sri Lanka Apparel – Garments without Guilt, the ethos of the Sri Lankan apparel industry, epitomizes the synergy between ethical brands and apparel made in Sri Lanka. “Children have no business in our business” is just one of the principles governing this industry ethos. 
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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 when 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 Marketecology (IMO) of Switzerland.
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