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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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Hirdaramani Group reaches net-zero on energy GHG emissions 14 May 2019

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hirdaramani Group has reached another sustainability milestone after greenhouse gas emissions from energy use at its Sri Lankan apparel vertical reached net-zero status.


Hirdaramani Group joins Make Fashion Circular initiative 8 Apr 2019

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group has become the latest company to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative.


Sri Lanka sets sights on ambitious apparel export growth 22 Mar 2019

Sri Lanka is eyeing annual clothing exports of US$8bn by 2025 after passing the US$5bn milestone in 2018 – a move seen as especially significant for the country because it has been achieved while maintaining an "ethical and reliable brand."


Brandix to "aggressively" grow business with PLM 19 Feb 2019

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has successfully implemented a new PLM system to improve processes, products, and decision-making.


MAS Holdings chairman honoured for humanitarian work 8 Feb 2019

Mahesh Amalean, the chairman and co-founder of Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has been honoured for his humanitarian work in the apparel sector.


Sri Lanka eyes 4-5% apparel export growth for 2019 28 Jan 2019

Sri Lanka is expecting to deliver a 4-5% year-on-year growth in apparel exports in 2019, the country's leading apparel industry association has said.


Sri Lanka sees fall in October apparel exports 19 Dec 2018

Sri Lanka's full-year apparel export target has reportedly been trimmed by US$500m following a fall in export earnings for October.


Hirdaramani offers free health camps for staff parents 18 Dec 2018

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group has partnered with HelpAge Sri Lanka to conduct medical camps for parents of its staff, offering free eye and medical check-ups and subsequent treatment.


Industry-wide audit framework launches in Sri Lanka 8 Nov 2018

Sri Lanka has been selected for the official global rollout of the Social and Labour Convergence project – an initiative that aims to change the way apparel and footwear manufacturers are evaluated by their customers and address the challenge of audit fatigue.


Sri Lanka 9-month apparel exports bolstered by US demand 30 Oct 2018

Sri Lanka's apparel exports were up by more than 5% in the first nine months of the year, new figures show, boosted by growth in demand from their largest markets – the US and Europe.

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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.