Yohan Lawrence, Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) tells about the Sri Lankan apparel markets as he converses with Fibre2Fashion Correspondent Manushi Gandhi.
SLAEA was established in 1982 and export earnings of the members of the Association account for 70% of the value of total apparel export earnings of the country. It currently has 71 companies as its members. It disseminates information promptly, convenes regular meetings and organizes Seminars/Workshops for its member companies.
Sri Lankan apparel sector has seen a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2016 as against the previous year. The sector is targeting revenue in excess of US$ 6 billion in 2016. President of the Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association of Sri Lanka (SLABA) Indradatta Dharmawardane at the Association launch at Cinnamon Lakeside said the industry is moving steadily ahead with no major hiccups.
Sri Lanka is the first South Asian country to host this annual global event attended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Society of Red Cross & Red Crescent, International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM), the International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations and the Asia Pacific Blood Network.
The Hirdaramani Group’s Mihila Factory in Agalawatta won a Gold Award in the Apparel category at the National Green Awards for the year 2013/2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa presided as Chief Guest of the event, which was held for the third consecutive year. The prestigious award, one of only 12 Gold Awards awarded, adds to a list of many key sustainability milestones achieved by the factory in line with the Group’s commitment to a greener, sustainable industry.
Source : DailyFT
The Brandix Group has been recognised as Sri Lanka's 'Organisation Committed to Green' in 2013 by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL), the recently-constituted not-for-profit organisation responsible for Green rating buildings and Green labelling products.
The award, the first of its kind presented by the Council to a corporate entity, was received by Brandix at a ceremony organised by the GBCSL to recognise companies that have obtained Green building certifications or Green labels for their products.
The Hirdaramani Group marks yet another milestone in its commitment to sustainable manufacturing with the awarding of LEED Gold Certification to one of its largest factories, Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita (HI Kuruwita). The certification was awarded under the LEED for Existing Buildings Version 3.0 standard, and with a point score of 77 HI Kuruwita is one of the highest scoring Gold Certified factories in its class.
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Positioning to be a part of South Asia’s emerging consumer and manufacturing market The Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) in partnership of Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) have organised an interactive forum with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman to educate the investor community and industry on the development projects and discuss the plan of the SLPA beyond 2014.
On 18 October Levi’s held its first ‘Levi’s Tops Vendor Summit’ in San Francisco, which was attended by Levi Strauss & Company suppliers from around the world.
The summit recognised the vendors for their performance-delivery, price, product innovation and service rendered to the supply-chain process and awards were presented to the recognised vendors.
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.
Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 89