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SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka to explore new markets in Asia
The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) of Sri Lanka recently presented a five-year strategic plan for the development of the apparel sector to the government, highlighting the essence of new markets for the industry.
SRI LANKA: Textured Jersey to Produce Fleece for Victoria’s Secret PINK
Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), a joint venture involving Pacific Textiles and the country’s top apparel export group Brandix, has launched an in-region fleece programme in Sri Lanka under which the company will produce fleece exclusively for Victoria’s Secret PINK, the No 1 loungewear brand in the world.
SRI LANKA: BOI Signs Agreements for Eight New Projects Worth USD 43 Million
BOI signs agreements for eight new projects worth USD 43 million including a USD 36 million development project at Ratnapura
SRI LANKA: NCC Organizes Handicraft Exhibition
Artisans from across the country are showcasing their exquisite craftsmanship, with the intention to attract buyers both locally and internationally.
SRI LANKA: Apparel sector giants help humble cause
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.
SRI LANKA: Former Topshop brand director to start new apparel business soon
British fashion queen Jane Shepherdson is planning a new venture. The former Topshop brand director was on a visit to Sri Lanka, where she announced that she is planning to start a new business soon.
SRI LANKA: SLAMA to create more apparel marketers
Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) President Ajith Dias has said that the apparel industry was not experiencing a downward trend but seeing a robust growth opening up new opportunities for the sector.
SRI LANKA: M&S to expand regional logistics hub
Marks & Spencer UK had extensive talks with representatives of Global Park and RJV International to finalize the next phase of their logistics operations in Sri Lanka. Marks & Spencer is a UK based retail giant with over 400 stores located throughout
SRI LANKA: Trade unions demand Living Wage for garment workers
ALaRM, a coalition of NGOs and trade unions in the garment sector, launched a campaign last week asking the Board of Investment (BOI) and garment factories for an immediate salary increase and a ‘sector specific’ living wage for garment workers. The demand is for minimum increment of Rs 2,500 for garment workers.
SRI LANKA: More garment manufacturers to qualify for GSP+ benefits
Sri Lankan apparel exports to the EU are expected to increase due to the DogiEFA warp knit facility in the MAS Fabric Park in Thulhiriya. The availability of warp knitted fabric in Sri Lanka will help increase exports to the EU with the help the GSP+ scheme.
SRI LANKA: Textile industry struggling to remain competitive
Sri Lanka is struggling to compete against India and China as inflation runs at its highest level for thirteen years. Inflation hit 17.5 percent in September as measured on a 12-month moving average,
SRI LANKA: Warp knit fabric project to boost local apparel sector
The first warp knit project in South Asia was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Thulhiriya on Friday in the MAS Fabric Park (MFP). The first project at the premises is Asia's first high quality warp knit
SRI LANKA: MAS Fabric Park begins operations
The world’s first eco friendly fabric and apparel manufacturing zone opened on Friday. The MAS Fabric Park went public as the world’s first non polluting fabric and apparel manufacturing zone based on an eco-friendly blueprint.
SRI LANKA: First privately owned industrial fabric park
MAS Holdings Inc. has launched the country’s first state-of-the-art, privately owned industrial fabric park - the MAS Fabric Park (MFP), in Thulhiriya. The inauguration is on Friday. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the chief guest. The 165 acre MFP
SRI LANKA: Apparel group Brandix starts construction of central services facility
Apparel group Brandix has commenced the construction of a Rs 280 million central services facility for the Group's Activewear companies in Sri Lanka and India. Located at Ratmalana, the 61,000 square foot, Active, will be the nucleus
SRI LANKA: Garment workers to battle for better wages
A “Living Wage” campaign will be launched by Garment worker as the current wages are not enough to live on. This is mainly due to the increase in cost of living which is making it difficult to make both ends meet. The campaign will be launched in October.
SRI LANKA: Intimate wear group Mas Intimates awarded SAP ACE 2007
The intimate wear group MAS Intimates, a division of Sri Lanka's MAS Holdings specializing in lingerie, has won a top award by the enterprise resources software maker SAP for the deployment and use of its technology, the group said. MAS Intimates was awarded
SRI LANKA: Local apparel businesses are investing abroad
Some businesses, particularly in the apparel and leisure sector, in a bid to minimize the risk of unfriendly business environment and uncertain climate are taking their expertise abroad and capitalising on large markets available for
SRI LANKA: Demand for preferential access for garment exports
Apparel exports to the US can get affected if African countries block proposed tariff cuts on exports from developing countries. Sri Lanka’s trade comes under WTO rules. WTO is working to put in place a rule based global trading system.
SRI LANKA: School uniforms to be produced locally
Textile Development Minister Jayatissa Ranaweera has said that the government will manufacture school uniform material locally instead of importing them for four million schoolchildren. The Government saved a large amount of foreign exchange last year by manufacturing uniform material

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