Apparel Buzz

MAS Linea Aqua joins CCC in ground breaking Rainforest Project

MAS Linea Aqua joined hands with sustainability partner the Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) to inaugurate the company’s latest Corporate Environmental Responsibility initiative.

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Silueta accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

One of the foremost component manufacturing facilities of the region’s leading apparel manufacturer MAS Holdings, Silueta (Pvt) Ltd., has been accredited with both ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications within a span of three months.

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Apparel industry to benefit from JASTECA- JUKI Production Management Programme

JASTECA Institute of Management has teamed up with J.K.Agencies (Pvt) Ltd., to organize a JUKI Production Management Programme to bolster productivity and production management techniques of the local garment industry. This specially designed programme, which was initially conducted two decades ago is organized in coordination with JUKI Corp., Japan and is suited for the executives, middle and senior level managers of the garment industries in Sri Lanka. The programme will cover a wide range of topics such as Process Analysis, Operational Analysis, Time Study, Motion Study and Introduction to Lean Management, which would be beneficial to those organizations that have not yet employed these new management techniques.

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Launch of the amanté 2013 Summer Fashion collection

Three a la mode designs will bring to life the youthful exuberance of the season, as amanté launches their Summer 2013 collection this June. The perfect blend of sophisticated design and luxurious comfort, coupled with the vibrancy of the season, the Summer 2013 collection follows a highly successful Spring collection launched by amanté in April this year. The brand has dominated the targeted market space; a demographic of fashion conscious women who clearly announced their endorsement of premium lingerie in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards calls for applications

Winners to visit London on an all expenses paid fashion industry tour

The Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards (SLFAA), a new and apt initiative by SLDF 2013, will be a continuation of SLDF’s celebration of uniquely Sri Lankan fashion and design. In the recent years,

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Survival spirit of Michelle Mone

Who would have thought one item of clothing – an undergarment at that – could evolve into an enormous business empire with the potential to change the way women wear clothes? But that is exactly what Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone has done with the humble bra.

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AOD Campus brings in top international design knowledge

Utilising its influential network of connections with globally reputed universities, AOD international design campus recently collaborated with Falmouth University UK. With this innovative collaboration, AOD hosted one of UK’s most senior graphic design and typography professors from Falmouth University UK faculty, to visit Sri Lanka and work closely with AOD’s design degree students

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Weaving new hope for Sri Lanka’s handloom industry

NDB conducts entrepreneurship training for students of the Textile Training Institut

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In another progressive step towards reviving and developing the handloom industry, NDB recently conducted an entrepreneurship training program for the students of the Textile Training Institute in Moratuwa.

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Avirate en-route to Australia

The high-street fashion label Avirate will be joining a large and diverse portal of online retailers in Australia effective as of 22 May 2013 with their brand new Australia website.

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Emerald extends ‘Shirts to rural villages’ program to Kurunegala

Emerald International Ltd., the premier shirt maker in Sri Lanka recently donated 3,500 shirts to several rural villages off Kurunegala. This project has been carried out annually since 2003 in keeping with the company’s charitable initiatives.

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Brandix powers Sri Lanka team to international robot competition

Sri Lanka’s aspirations to win the 2013 ROBOCON International Robot Competition conducted by the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) have been backed by Brandix, the country’s single largest apparel exporter.

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MAS Holdings hosts forum for supply chain partners

MAS Holdings hosted a morning forum and felicitation dinner for business partners from their supply chain and service providers.

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Wall Street Journal spotlight on 21st century Sri Lankan chic

Wall Street Journal Life & Style: Dressy, brightly coloured socks stand out in Sri Lanka’s balmy city of Colombo, but to the duo behind the local brand Friskybox, they’re reminiscent of their British boarding-school days.

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Hirdaramani Industries joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Hirdaramani Industries recently announced that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.

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Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2013 - Enter Now!

Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2013 - Enter Now!

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Brandix i3 receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

The Brandix Group’s IT consultancy and services company, Brandix i3, has been certified compliant with ISO 9001:2008, just one year after the company commenced operations.

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Apparel factories move to labour-surplus villages

Garment units inside zones struggle with shortage of workers

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry, in a major shift from the late 1970s Free Trade Zone (FTZ) model of growth, is seeking state approval to move out factories in the zones to labour-surplus villages.

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Sri Lanka Apparel Garments without Guilt showcased on Al Jazeera

Campaign starts to improve standards in country gaining reputation as ethical source of clothing.

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Lumiere’s fabric orders surpasses expectations

Sri Lanka’s record setting knitted fabric manufacturing facility, Lumiere, has achieved another rare feat within six months of commercial production. This is by achieving an order intake in excess of US$ 1 million for the month of April. The one building mill often tagged as ‘Hybrid fabric engine’ has expanded its product range rapidly, after commencing operations with ‘lycra jersey’ production for briefs. The company is already in bulk production of single jersey, interlock and rib fabric for briefs, bras (both mouldable and non-mouldable), vests, T-shirts, baby wear and so on.

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