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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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