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Future leaders of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry are geared to steer this sequential industry into a successful new era by the year 2020, forging ahead with new branding and ambitions for the thriving commerce. The apparel industry is one of Sri Lanka’s largest revenue earners carving a notch as the country’s main foreign exchange earner […]

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The Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association (SLABA) was launched on the 20th of June 2014 with great ambitions for our talented local designer brands.Ceremoniously inaugurated by the Minister for Economic Development Hon. Basil Rajapakse at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo, the association also introduced its impressive new website www.srilankabrands.com. SLABA has proudly gained membership of the coveted […]

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A beautiful island of shimmering oceans and natural beauty Sri Lanka is soaring to new heights in the field of garment manufacture. A pioneer on the front of green factories and people friendly manufacturing plants the Sri Lanka apparel industry  is home to a happier half a million strong labour force. Sri Lanka Apparel is […]

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From humble beginnings as a sector catering only to the domestic market during the 1960s to a multi-billion industry, the apparel sector of Sri Lanka has witnessed a dramatic transformation. Being blessed with a skillful labour force, Sri Lanka started to attract many well established international garment businesses during the 1970s. Further the garment exporters […]

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Sri Lanka is heading towards achieving the apparel export target of US$ 10 billion by 2016, set by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. Speaking at an event at the Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) in Ratmalana, the Minister said the country’s apparel sector has showed strong […]

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Sri Lanka’s apparel industry is hoping to dress up the Chinese by firming up the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) mid this year with a 2014 forecast of around US$4.6 billion in total trade even as the sector continues to struggle with limited access to the European Union (EU). Apparel exports were estimated to top $4.2 […]

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Sri Lanka’s leading apparel industry holders put up their best designs on the ramp at the Sri Lanka Design Festival –industry fashion show on Saturday. The fashion show also opened its ramp to the eight semifinalists of the inaugural SLDF Ethical Fashion Award to showcase their creations. Among the nine, Ratini Sooriyarachchi won the award […]

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