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  • Says industry could have achieved additional 3% to 4% if the concession had not been withdrawn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

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.

0313Unlike the conventional plastics, this is a smart card capable of carrying out multiple functions for a smooth and efficient employee welfare program. The card is an “intelligent” chip embedded protocol system that can carry out complex programs and solutions from production related processes to vehicle tracking and employee management systems in the apparel sector. Mooted in the latter part of 2013, this welfare program is endorsed by the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) with the support of the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen with the objective of providing relief and economic benefits to the entire apparel sector workforce across the country.

A sight from the B2B event held by the Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters (SLCGE) and its partner Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA) recently

Metallics, neon colours, laser cuts, sequins and leather vied for attention when Brandix, Sri Lanka’s inspiration-driven apparel manufacturer, brought the curtain down on the ‘Fashion Innovation Runway’ of the Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) with a show-stealing segment.

BUP DFT DFT-18-54Sri Lanka Design Festival’s 2014 fashion edition concluded recently with a preview into Sri Lanka’s brand-led future in fashion. Taking a giant step forward from the country’s longstanding reputation as a sustainable and technologically advanced manufacturing destination, Sri Lanka is about to cement its position as a fashion industry with its own brands. Sri Lanka Design Festival became the platform for this major step for Sri Lanka.

Coats Plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, has launched its new e-commerce service for the local apparel industry.

The launch of Coats’ eComm website took place during the Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF), where Coats played a key role as the thread and zip partner. Linda Speldewinde, the Founder and Managing Director of SLDF and AOD International Design Campus, launched the service in Sri Lanka on 6 December during an exclusive event held as part of SLDF and attended by key apparel industry leaders.

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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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