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.
As 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
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.
Sri Lanka commenced bilateral discussions yesterday with representatives from the European Union (EU) in relation to the recovery of GSP plus facilities.
The talks commenced in the backdrop of increasing trade between Sri Lanka and the EU region which edged close to US$ 5 billion. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen expressed optimism over the talks given the positive response from EU representatives.
Hirdaramani Group has officially commenced work at their newest facility in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu, with an opening ceremony to mark the occasion attended by the Senior Management of the Group.
Currently employing 150 Sewing Machine Operators (SMOs), the Group is projecting a capacity of over 500 machines, 600 SMOs and a total cadre of over 850 employees by the end of 2015, delivering a monthly capacity of over 40,000 garments.
Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 89