Pioneer Association of the apparel export industry in Sri Lanka inaugurated in 1982.The combined export earnings of the members of the Association account for 70% of the value of total apparel export earnings of the country.
A professional Secretariat disseminates information promptly and speedily to its Members, convenes regular meetings, organizes Seminars/Workshops. In its 26 year history the Association has been a steadfast partner of the government of Sri Lanka.
The Association serves on many statutory and non-statutory Boards/Committees, Chambers and Associations connected with the industry and has contributed to the formulation and implementation of major strategies and decisions affecting the industry.
The Members of the Association have made a great contribution to the development of the industry which has been ranked as the lead export industry of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) Chairman Yohan Lawrence said that as an industry, it apparel industry stakeholders should look at markets other than United States and the European Union, without losing the foothold on them.