Colombo ILO News: The International Labour Organization’s Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, conducted a one day training programme on workplace cooperation for Human Resources Managers and Compliance Managers in the apparel sector on the 6th of August in Colombo.

MAS breaks new ground with the world’s first chemical leasing project for waste water treatment; UNIDO applauds it as a great start for Sri Lanka and a giant leap in rethinking chemical management by responsible business brands



Following the opening of its newest factory in Mullaitivu, the Hirdaramani group is also actively implementing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programmes in the region.

z pi SL apparelAs Sri Lankan annual apparel exports closed in on the crucial $5 bn mark, South America’s largest apparel market was given a preview of Lankan fashion when the Brazil International Apparel Sourcing Show 2015 in Sao Paulo.

Wins prestigious ‘Firm of the Year’ title at World Textile Awards and brings glory to Sri Lankan apparel industry

Textured Jersey Lanka PLC (TJL) has emerged the overall victor at the World Textile Awards in London, by winning the topmost award across all categories and being bestowed the much sought after global title ‘Firm of The Year’.

Apart from the highest honour, Textured Jersey also won the World’s Top Spot in their respective category award as ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’.

ILO Colombo News: On the 7th of May 2015, the Ministry of Labour in collaboration with International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the roll out of the Labour Inspection System Application (LISA) to all districts in Sri Lanka. The LISA system supports on-site inspection processes where authorized personnel can track and monitor the status of the inspections as and when they occur. The system supports improved collection and analysis of labour market and inspection data through enhanced monitoring of the quantity and quality of information that is being gathered by the labour officers.


Textured Jersey, the recently awarded national leader for textile and manufacturing, supported the annual ‘Graduation Fashion Show’ of the Bachelor of Design Degree in Fashion Design and Product Development of the University of Moratuwa for the third consecutive year.


The Hirdaramani Group recently announced that its factory located in Vavuniya has obtained LEED Gold Certification. This marks yet another step in the Group’s on-going commitment to transform into a greener organisation not only by ensuring all new factories, such as the Vavuniya facility, are developed along LEED principles but that all existing facilities are converted to eco-friendly factories.


Texus Lanka(pvt) Ltd Raj David, Next Sourcing Ltd Chanaka Perera, Garment Services Ltd Anil Wettewe, Department of Commerce Director General R.D.S. Kumararatne, Export Development Board Chairman Bandula Egodage and George Sourcing Services Gayan Galapitage at the head table

  • Says industry could have achieved additional 3% to 4% if the concession had not been withdrawn

At a meeting held last week between the visiting EU delegation and the representatives of the Joint Apparel Association (JAAF), the importance and value attached to the EU market to the apparel industry was highlighted and mentioned that in 2014, the apparel industry had exported $ 2.1 billion worth or 46% of its total exports mainly to the EU.

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Sri Lanka Garments

sri lanka garments 2016Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 89


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