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Sri Lanka apparel makers see delays following floods 5 Jun 2017

Just days since floods and landslides ravaged parts of Sri Lanka, the country's apparel manufacturers are warning they may need more time to honour current orders. But they are also confident the sector will recover so that 2017 exports are not seriously affected.


Sri Lanka clothing exports set for further growth 23 Oct 2015

The Sri Lankan clothing industry has built up a good reputation for quality and delivery among buyers in the markets of developed countries and has the potential to capitalise further on its inherent strengths, according to a new report.


Sri Lanka sets sights on game-changing solutions 19 Mar 2014

Already well-known for its apparel industry innovation - establishing the world's first 'green garment factories, emphasising its ethical 'Garments without Guilt' production, and pioneering in-factory approval on colour and fit - Sri Lanka is now setting its sights on driving new game-changing solutions for the apparel and textile sectors.


Sri Lanka and China trade talks spark intense debate 18 Oct 2013

The much publicised talks to strike a free trade agreement (FTA) between the world's largest clothing and textile exporter, China, and upcoming niche outsourcer Sri Lanka, is sparking intense debate about its potential impact.


Sri Lanka inches closer to 'regional hub' dream 15 Oct 2013

An international clothing and textile conference has heard how the growing retail market in the Asia-Pacific region may enable emerging economies such as Sri Lanka to realise ambitious dreams to become regional production hubs.

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Brandix eyes athleisure with Best Pacific fabric venture 20 Nov 2017

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix is launching a joint venture with synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce warp knit synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka opens first of 150 mini apparel factories 20 Nov 2017

The first of 150 "mini" garment factories has opened in a Sri Lankan village originally set up for displaced people, as part of a US$1.8m national apparel initiative implemented by the Government.


Brandix ranked Sri Lanka’s top exporter for fifth year 15 Sep 2017

Sri Lanka's Brandix Group has been named the country's top exporter for the fifth year in a row.


Hirdaramani IT arm taps smart data to manage quality 7 Sep 2017

A new quality management tool that uses powerful data analytics to minimise defects in apparel manufacturing has been developed by the technology arm of Sri Lankan clothing major Hirdaramani Group, and field-tested for over a year in its factories.


Sri Lanka books H1 apparel export earnings fall 30 Aug 2017

Sri Lankan apparel export earnings have fallen 5.2% during the first half of 2017 as a result of a decline in shipments to the US and EU markets.


Sri Lanka garment and textile exports slide in April 12 Jul 2017

Sri Lanka saw its textile and garment exports slide in the first four months of the year as a result of the seasonal buying patterns of its export countries, which were lower earlier in the year, but saw a moderate increase for the month of April.


Brandix i3 ERP provider changes name to Fortude 15 Jun 2017

Sri Lankan manufacturing giant Brandix Group is has renamed its enterprise technology solutions provider Brandix i3 as Fortude in a move to re-position the company as an independent brand in the IT industry.


Sri Lanka regains EU duty-free trade concession 16 May 2017

The European Union (EU) will this week reinstate Sri Lanka’s GSP+ duty-free trade concession, in a move that mainly benefits the country’s leading garment export industry.


Brandix rolls out Tukatech systems across all divisions 26 Apr 2017

Sri Lankan apparel producer Brandix has rolled out Tukatech's apparel software systems in factories for all divisions worldwide to help boost the efficiency of its product development and production.


MEPs assess Sri Lanka progress on human rights 20 Apr 2017

Sri Lanka must ensure its workers have the effective right to organise and bargain collectively, MEPs have said, if the country is to deliver on its promise of guaranteeing employee rights as the country looks to regain its GSP+ status.

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Who won the 2015 World Textile Awards? 12 May 2016

Textured Jersey Lanka has again been recognised at the World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute, being named ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’ for the second year running.


Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year 24 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.