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SLDF Box Plan

SLDF Box Plan

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SLDF to feature High-street ‘Knicker-Queen’ Janie Schaffer on invite of MAS Holdings

Janie Schaffer – Founder of Knickerbox brand and the former Creative chief for the world’s most popular lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is among the top design names in the world for lingerie design. Schaffer who has earned worldwide respect as a creative savant will be a special guest speaker for Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) on the invitation of SLDF principal sponsor MAS Holdings.

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HSBC Colombo Fashion Week: Impact on Sri Lanka’s fashion design industry and the South Asian fashion platform

Having been involved with the Indian fashion industry before India Fashion Week even started and having seen the growth of the Indian fashion industry and of the contemporaries like Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Verma, Abraham and Thakore to name a few, it has been a 30 year journey working and contributing to different aspects of the fashion industry from revival of Khadi, to textiles to marketing platforms, basically from its nascent stage to its present avatar.

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Govt: $122bn Japanese apparel market craving for more Lankan made supplies

Japan, one of the three largest apparel markets in the world with $ 122 billion apparel market, is eagerly looking to source much higher volumes of Lankan made apparels, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a media communiqué.

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SLDF South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum 2013: Global Trends and Makings of SL Regional Hub

The world is keener than ever before to lead a serious conversation on apparel sourcing, as we live in times when the toll of conciliating has come in to global focus post the Bangladesh tragedy and other crucial events thereafter where today it was announced of a wage hike that was mandatory for apparel industry workers in Bangladesh.

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CFW: 10 years of driving the South Asian Fashion Hub

A journey that started ten years ago has had the maximum impact on the fashion industry of Sri Lanka. The growth from three Sri Lankan fashion designers in 2003 to over 60 Sri Lankan designers applying in 2013 is testimony of the fact that HSBC Colombo Fashion Week in a decade has put Sri Lankan fashion on a pedestal it didn’t have before.

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Brandix supported Robofest 2013 ends on high note

The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) and Mahinda College Galle emerged winners in their categories at Robofest 2013, an event supported by Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter Brandix as main sponsor.

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SRI LANKA: Brandix to launch supplier trade finance facility

Leading Sri Lankan apparel exporterBrandixis looking to boost its global business after securing South Asia's first trade supplier finance facility from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Dialog TV partners HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2013

Sri Lanka’s leading pay TV operator Dialog Television has signed up as the Official Television Partner for the much vaunted HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2013, the premier fashion event on the Sri Lankan fashion and design industry calendar.

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IFC picks Brandix for South Asia’s first supplier trade finance facility

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched a trade supplier finance facility with leading apparel exporting company Brandix. The first such facility in South Asia, the IFC Global Trade Supplier Finance program will help Brandix boost international trade opportunities.

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Privilege card for apparel sector employees

Leading consumer brands and retailers from the private and public sectors got together last week to mark the commencement of a landmark program focused on employees' welfare particularly for the apparel sector.

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MAS powers South Asian Fashion Week launch with SLDF

MAS Holdings, the visionary apparel and fashion manufacturer has stepped up to take the challenge to drive Sri Lanka as the nexus for South Asian fashion with a global appeal by joining hands with the Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF).

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SLDF takes high-ground in fashion and design with South Asian Edition

Q: Why has SLDF gone South Asian Regional driven- why the game change?

 

A: The Sri Lankan Design Festival is celebrating five years this year and is now almost a national event with key government sector and the Apparel industry being part of the event from a fashion and design perspective. Having accomplished integrating design with industry at both a high-tech apparel/fashion industry level and a low-tech craft and cottage industry level, we now see a new need emerging.

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Taiwan Textile Fair 2013 in Sri Lanka for the second time

The Taiwan Textile industry being the sixth largest in the textile industry in the world has approximately annual revenue of $ 15 billion. As an exporter to many Asian countries, Middle Eastern countries and the USA, it uses the unique selling proposition of high end value added products which caters to the global market as “Designed/Branded” in Taiwan. The following is an interview carried out with Worldex Exhibition and Promotion Ltd. Director Arti Bhagat regarding the upcoming Taiwan Textile Fairs (TTF) in South Asia 2013 which is being held in Bangalore, Delhi and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association Awareness and Training Programme 2013

The Sri Lanka apparel Souring Association has organized a seminar for the benefit of the members of the apparel sector on Friday, 27th September 2013 at the BMICH, BCIS Auditorium from 8.00 A.M to 12.30 P.M.

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