News & Events
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.

Dec 04
SLAEA Chairman stitches stronger way forward for apparel industry

From left: Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association Deputy President Felix Fernando, JAAF Chairman Azeem Ismail, EU Ambassador David Dally, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, SLAEA Chairman Saif Jafferjee and Immediate Past Chairman Yohan Lawrence – Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

Nov 19
Sri Lanka Apparel, EDB in partnership with AOD hosts ‘Design & Source – Sri Lanka’ at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2015

Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) organised by AOD, the national platform for design led industries such as apparel, has forged a powerful partnership with the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF SL) and the Export Development Board Sri Lanka (EDB) to share the local fashion industry’s ground-breaking initiatives with the world.

Nov 02
Intex South Asia to bring regional suppliers and buyers together in Sri Lanka

Worldex India Director
Arti Bhagat

Intex South Asia is a unique networking platform which, for the very first time in South Asia, is bringing together suppliers and buyers from across South Asia and other parts of the world to Sri Lanka.

Oct 30
Mercedes-Benz Fashion & Apparel Awards Sri Lanka finalists shortlisted

Mercedes-Benz Fashion & Apparel Awards Sri Lanka is scheduled to be held as the pinnacle event of the Mercedes-Benz runways at Sri Lanka Design Festival. As an international event that celebrates the ground-breaking capabilities of the local fashion manufacturing industry and retail sector, it attracted a large number of applications this year. The finalists for this coveted award were announced at a glamorous event recently held at the DIMO800 Mercedes-Benz centre. Selected by a panel of international judges, the finalists are expected to wow the audiences at the grand finalé held this November.

Oct 19
‘Ransalu Pranaama’ mobile app now on Google Play Store

Jumar Preena explaining the process to Noel Piyatilleke and JAAF executives

JAAF and Channel17 recently launched a mobile app aimed at increased membership engagement in ‘Ransalu Pranaama’, an on-going employee welfare initiative exclusive for apparel sector employees. The app will keep scheme members updated of merchant offers and privileges.

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