Apparel Buzz

Brandix Intimate Apparel wins SLASA Netball tournament

Brandix Intimate Apparel (BIA) emerged champions at the second annual netball tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA), which concluded at the NCC grounds recently. The BIA team beat Norlanka 11-2. Seen here is the victorious BIA team with the SLASA trophy

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Avirate launches fall collections

Drawing inspiration from game gear, Avirate’s brand new fall collection hit stores across the globe on 1 September 2013.

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Impressions Labels Lanka obtains ISO 14001-2004 for environment protection

Achieving another land mark in their business, Impressions Labels Lanka Ltd. has obtained the ISO 14001-2004 certification for environment protection. The main concern of the organisation from its inception has been to protect the environment, whilst developing their business activities.

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Curiosity doesn’t necessarily kill the cat

How a 30-year-old entrepreneur built a billion dollar business in a small emerging economy like Sri Lanka

 

What does Ray Wijewardene, a great inventor and thinker of his time have in common with Mahesh Amalean, an industrialist bearing on his shoulders one of world’s best apparel manufacturing companies of our time?

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American Alumni Association Silver Jubilee Awards, hall of fame

The American Alumni Association recently held its Silver Jubilee Awards ceremony where two companies Brandix Lanka and MAS Holdings were inducted to AAA Hall of Fame. From left: AAA President Saroj Perera, MAS Holdings Deputy Chairman Sherard Amalean, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, US Ambassador Michele J. Sision, Brandix CEO Ashroff Omar,  Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and AAA Past President Kosala Wickremanayake.

 

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We have very talented fashion designers waiting to be discovered: Dinesh Chandrasena

Sri Lankan designers should innovate more to make their designs cater to global audiences

 

Raffles Colombo, a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specialising in art and design, celebrated its 3rd anniversary of operations in Sri Lanka recently. Raffles Colombo, which is registered in Sri Lanka as Raffles Design Institute Ltd., is the local arm of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd., a reputable education provider listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. Raffles Education Corporation Limited is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Raffles Education Corporation operates 33 colleges in 30 cities across 11 countries.

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Mahesh Amalean to deliver Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2013 today

Innovative entrepreneur Mahesh Amalean, Chairman of MAS Holdings, is to deliver the IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2013 today at 5.15 p.m. at IESL Auditorium, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7.

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MAS Holdings Chairman Mahesh Amalean who will deliver the Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture shares his success story

It was 2008 going on 2009 when Sharad Amalean turned to his elder brother Mahesh Amalean and said, “This is going to unravel completely.” It wasn’t news to Mahesh, who as Chairman of MAS Holdings had watched as the company reeled under the economic downturn. As orders dropped, they had had to lay off people for the first time, releasing 3,000 employees and closing factories in Sri Lanka and India. “That was probably the toughest moment for me,” Mahesh says now.

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‘Diyani’ lauded at the CMO Asia Awards 2013 as “Best in-house Magazine”

The CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding & Marketing lauded MAS Holdings with the award for Best in-house Magazine in the Organizational Award Category for the quarterly published in-house magazine Diyani.

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Brandix College CEO felicitated for prestigious appointment at RMIT

Dr. Rohana Kuruppu first Sri Lankan to become Adjunct Professor at Australia’s largest tertiary institution

 

Students of the Brandix College of Clothing Technology (BCCT) have felicitated the College’s CEO Dr. Rohana Kuruppu on becoming the first Sri Lankan to be appointed Adjunct Professor of the School of Fashion and Textiles of the RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia’s largest tertiary institution.

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A2S Technology Centre: New era dawns on garments

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa recently formally opened the A2S Technology Centre, a cutting edge research, development and production facility operated by intimates and swimwear manufacturer Sintesi Ltd.

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MAS Holdings wins Mercantile Rugby title

MAS Holdings ‘A’ had a good outing as they regained the Cup Championship of the 43rd Dialog Mercantile Rugby Sevens Tournament concluded at the CR & FC grounds yesterday.

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OMEGA LINE OPENS "VAVUNIYA APPARELS" factory

The Calzedonia Group, opened its 7th Factory in Sri Lanka, "Vavuniya Apparels" under the Omega Line Ltd. on Saturday, 3rd August 2013. Founded in 1986 by Mr. Sandro Veronesi, the Calzedonia group, is currently a market leader in underwear, beachwear and hosiery, with more than 3.300 stores in more than 30 countries.

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Sri Lanka Design Festival 2013 Programmes

Sri Lanka Design Festival 2013 Programmes

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JAAF to aggressively promote hub concept, forecasts $ 1 b extra revenue

The apparel sector yesterday welcomed the Government’s decision to declare Colombo and Hambantota as free ports, a move which the export industry foresees would help boost revenue by an extra $ 1billion.

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SLASA Resonance Magazine 2013

The latest issue of the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association’s Resonance Magazine with all contact details of members and an updated list of Garment Factories and the details of the other Associations namely

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amanté sizes up in 25 stores

Sri Lanka’s premium lingerie brand amanté recently celebrated a remarkable milestone of reaching 25 stores in the market by launching its collection of fine lingerie at Fashion Bug, Colpetty. This showcases the demand, growing popularity and success of the brand, which strives to cater to their Sri Lankan consumers with new, high quality premium lingerie.

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Dilly & Carlo now at Dutch Hospital

For 25 years, Dilly & Carlo has catered to the evolving fashion aesthetics of the modern world. Started in 1987 by Dilani Wijeyesekara as a ‘women’s only’ brand, Dilly’s eventually burgeoned into a second brand, Carlo, in 2007. Carlo, which caters to the fashion needs of the modern man, is a brand created by Ajith Wijesekera. The year 2012 saw the marriage of the two brands. Thus, the Dilly & Carlo story began.

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Lanka apparel exporters log on to global Asycuda network

Sri Lanka’s non-BOI apparel exporters have been now integrated to the crucial global network called Asycuda World (of UNCTAD) and having overcome the global recession, apparel exports are now back on track-with good news.

 

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