News & Events
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.

Oct 15
Taiwan Textile Fairs 2015: Bringing the best in textiles to South Asia

Taiwan is internationally renowned for textile development. The highly successful Taiwan Textile Fairs creates a common platform for class leading textile manufacturers with their product ranges to meet with Sri Lankan garment manufacturers. The fairs will showcase leading edge knit, functional and other textiles to Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers. The fair schedule is as follows: 27-28 November (Fri/Sat) – Colombo, Taj Samudra, Grand Crystal Ballroom.

Oct 14
Cambodia ups minimum wage for textiles but short of demands

PHNOM PENH (Reuters): Cambodia agreed last week to raise the monthly minimum wage for its crucial textiles sector to $140 from next year, short of demands by trade unions long at odds with the government over pay.

Aug 31
Sri Lanka Apparel Congratulates

Sri Lanka Apparel Congratulates

Aug 12
Hirdaramani’s Mihila factory in Agalawatta wins World Textile Award

The Hirdaramani Group’s Mihila factory in Agalawatta recently won a prestigious World Textile Award in the ‘Garment Maker of the Year 2014’ category.

Aug 12
Govt., exporters strike deal to secure GSP Plus
  • Harsha says Sri Lanka to get GSP Plus early next year
  • Exporters agree to meet condition of increased employee salaries, EPF and ETF
  • Sri Lankans exporting to EU to benefit by 12%
  • No fresh conditions imposed on Sri Lanka
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