News & Events
Aug 10
Brandix ranked Sri Lanka’s top exporter

Brandix Group CEO Ashroff Omar receiving the Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year award from President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday
- Pic by Upul Abayasekera

The Brandix Group won a remarkable 11 awards including the Exporter of the Year award for 2014 and 2015 at the Presidential Export Awards last evening, taking the top honours at this prestigious event conducted by the Export Development Board (EDB).

Jun 15
A Big Win for Sri Lanka Apparel and Fashion in London last week

AOD wins the International Fashion Award at UK’s Graduate Fashion Week with Designer Amesh Wijesekara

Amidst the most distinguished fashion audience in London including the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Bailey and Twiggy to retailers like George, M&S , Top Shop etc, AOD achieved a global first for Sri Lankan fashion and design by winning the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week International Graduate Award in London last Wedensday evening. The award, which is a coveted one across the fashion world, is awarded for outstanding graduate talent from across the globe and is considered a testament for true excellence in fashion education. The work of AOD's fashion prodigy AmeshWijesekara won the award competing against some of the biggest fashion schools from Paris, Milan and New York. A recognition of this calibre places AOD's graduate talent and fashion education among the finest in the world.

May 19
Launch of first-ever Dual Interface Debit MasterCard in Sri Lanka

Lake House Printers and Publishers and MCT Cards & Technology together with Channel 17, launched the first-ever Dual Interface Debit MasterCard in Sri Lanka on 16 May at the Cinnamon Grand hotel. The card was issued on behalf of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and was issued by Commercial Bank in association with MasterCard

- Pix by Upul Abayasekara

May 12
Apparel workers get boost from first-ever Dual Interface Debit Card

By Shannine Daniel

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) in collaboration with the Commercial Bank, MasterCard International and Channel 17 on Tuesday launched the Ransalu Pranaama Privilege Combo Card.

Apr 27
Sri Lanka could boost apparel manufacturing to increase employment and growth: WB

While Sri Lanka has been successful in establishing and growing its apparel manufacturing industry, more can be done to realise its potential as a regional hub and to continue to boost opportunities, especially for women and the poor, according to a new World Bank report.

Apr 25
Key WB report ‘Stitches to Riches’ to debut at top JAAF Forum tomorrow

South Asia is in the midst of a demographic transition. For the next three decades, the growth of the region’s working age population will far outpace the growth of dependents, a World Bank report has stated in its latest findings.

Mar 08
Lankan apparels enter 3D design platform

The leading provider of high-tech solutions for the global textile industry has partnered with Sri Lanka’s apparel sector to upgrade the country’s apparel designing to new levels and the Lankan apparel industry has now entered the 3D design realm for the first time.

Feb 16
JAAF, SLAI support largest apparel machinery exhibition AISEX 2016

Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition (AISEX) is an exhibition which aims to bring all suppliers and service organisations (in the industry) under one roof. The exhibition will focus on a wide range of textile machinery, accessories and services from many parts of the world.

Feb 12
Commercial Bank supports ‘Ransalu’ loyalty privilege program for apparel sector

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector associates are to be supported by the country’s largest private bank with an exclusive Debit Card that confers special benefits, under a partnership between the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and Channel 17, the company tasked with managing an employee loyalty program for the sector.

Dec 04
Sri Lanka’s clothing industry looks to regain competitiveness

With an eye on the target of reaching $ 8.5 billion worth of clothing exports per annum by 2020, Sri Lanka’s apparel manufacturers are backing a national bid to regain preferential trade concessions from the EU.

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