Brandix’s female workers benefit from GAP’s P.A.C.E

2017/12 15 03:12

Winners of Outstanding Award for Exceptional Performance with Anusha Alles (extreme right) and Sakura Manthreerathne, P.A.C.E. specialist at Brandix; Courtesy: Brandix A group of 181 Brandix female associates have recently completed Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) programme provided by GAP Inc. The group included 29 associates from Brandix Fast Fashion I, 16 from Brandix […]

1st EU GSP+ guide for Sri Lankan exporters released

2017/12 12 15:12

Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Government of Sri Lanka have jointly produced the first comprehensive manual for Sri Lankan exporters to export under the European Union Generalized System of Preferences Plus (EU GSP+) scheme. The EU-funded ‘EU GSP+ Business Guide for Sri Lankan Exporters’ was released last week on the ITC website. The […]

Sri Lanka to set up 150 mini apparel units

2017/11 25 08:11

A mini apparel factory was opened recently at Sri Lanka’s Menik Farm village, a refugee camp earlier, as part of a new $1.8-million national apparel initiative at village levels that aims at setting up 150 such factories across the country in support of the government’s employment initiative. The project aims to engage 3,000 women in […]

Brandix signs JV with Best Pacific of Hong Kong

2017/11 23 06:11

In a joint venture (JV) with the global synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong, Brandix, one of the leading exporters of Sri Lanka, will unlock opportunities in the fast-evolving domains of sportswear and athleisure. The JV will be managed by Best Pacific, a leading one-stop solutions provider in the synthetic segment. An agreement […]

Sri Lanka to set up 150 mini apparel units

2017/11 23 06:11

A mini apparel factory was opened recently at Sri Lanka’s Menik Farm village, a refugee camp earlier, as part of a new $1.8-million national apparel initiative at village levels that aims at setting up 150 such factories across the country in support of the government’s employment initiative. The project aims to engage 3,000 women in […]

Sri Lanka’s JAAF foresees robust apparel industry

2017/11 19 05:11

Sri Lanka’s Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) hopes for a robust export-oriented textile industry after expressing satisfaction over the measures adopted following the 2018 budget. The customs ordinance, the new exchange management law and the modified inland revenue laws were some of the regulatory changes that the apparel industry looked forward to. All bottlenecks hindering […]

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

2017/11 19 04:11

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports from January to September 2017 has increased by 11.3 per cent to $1.67 billion due to the European Union's tariff concession Generalized System of Preferences plus (GSP+), according to industries and commerce minister Rishad Bathiudeen. He termed it as GSP+’s most prominent success for Sri Lankan exports till now since its […]

US firm Komar opens garment innovation centre in Sri Lanka

2017/10 27 09:10

US-based sleep and intimate apparel company Komar recently opened an innovation centre at Sri Lanka’s Star Garments, which it acquired in January 2016. US ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended the inauguration. The Star Garments Group operates seven manufacturing facilities with a staff of over 6,500. The company converted […]

Sri Lanka brings transparency in freight charges

2017/10 10 07:10

The island nation of Sri Lanka has successfully introduced transparency in fixing of charges by freight service providers at ports. The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) of Sri Lanka had lobbied with the government, which issued a regulation directing freight forwarders, non-vessel carrier operators, etc to ensure transparency in the imposition of charges. Under ‘The […]

Sri Lanka brings transparency in freight charges

2017/10 09 06:10

The island nation of Sri Lanka has successfully introduced transparency in fixing of charges by freight service providers at ports. The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) of Sri Lanka had lobbied with the government, which issued a regulation directing freight forwarders, non-vessel carrier operators, etc to ensure transparency in the imposition of charges. Under ‘The […]