Fashion

H.S. Fabric Collection signs agreement with PBSS to implement Sage 200

Views - 1 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

H.S. Fabric Collection Company Ltd. has been the pioneer in supply of fine quality interior fabrics in Sri Lanka since its establishment in 1991. As the market leader, H.S. Fabric Collection has had a strong foothold in Sri Lanka; importing and distr


Sirio awarded for performance at BCCS 2018 for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 1 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Sirio Ltd., a leading manufacturer of lingerie and swimwear catering to the European market operating under the flagship of CalzedoniaS.p.A in Italy, very recently clinched an award for its financial performance for the second consecutive year at the


SL Apparel’s willingness to transform, adapt and advance will define its future, predicts expert

Views - 2 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Kurt Cavano, Founder of GT Nexus – an Infor company – co-chaired the ninth annual South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2018. It was the dedicated apparel business intel forum held as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion


Mod’Art offers global perspective on the fashion industry

Views - 3 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

In September, the undergraduate fashion design students of Mod’Art were given the opportunity to visit Paris and Milan as part of their curriculum, taking in a series of trade shows, industry visits and workshops over their 10 days of stay in Europ


Joint Apparel Association Forum unveils new logo, launches new corporate website

Views - 88 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) last week began a new journey for Sri Lanka Apparel as it officially unveiled its new logo and the new corporate website. Sri Lanka Apparel during its existence in the last four decades grew and set itself


Sri Lanka heads for a creative future

Views - 40 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The British Council brought in UK’s expertise to support the development of the Lankan creative industries, stimulate the country’s creative economy, and unleash its true potential. Following the first talks for a national creative industries


Mod’Art Fashion Degree students head to Paris for Première Vision

Views - 31 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The weather may have taken another icy turn, however, the fashion industry continues to convince us its summer. Première Vision AW 19-20 tradeshow, the world’s largest textile & fashion fair, that brings together the entire fashion industry, took


16th edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week launched with ‘Mariposa’

Views - 65 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

The 16th edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) powered by Hi!! was officially launched at an event on 16 November at the World Trade Centre. The Mariposa event introduced the metamorphosis concept, which is the vision for HSBC CFW: THE PREVIEW,


H One launches Res.Q Machine Inventory

Views - 24 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:28

Leading full-service IT solutions provider, H One, announced the launch of Res.Q| MI; an all-encompassing machine management solution designed with both large and small-scale factories in mind. This cloud-based solution, developed by Sri Lanka’s tr


Dutch design influences new culture of circular innovation in Sri Lanka at SLDF 2018

Views - 79 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:27

Sri Lanka was recognised as the hotspot for circularity and innovation in the South Asian region with the recent #innovationisland #SriLanka campaign. The campaign was brought to life first at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and then the recently conclud


next Sourcing recognises key employees at ‘Long Service Awards 2018’

Views - 25 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:26

next Sourcing, a fully-owned subsidiary of the retail clothing and accessory giant next Plc – UK, celebrated the long-standing employment of a large group of the company’s employees at the Long Service Awards 2018. The event at the Park Street Me


SLDF 2018: Fusing creativity, tech, sustainability and lifestyle

Views - 37 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The national platform for design took place last weekend, embracing Sri Lanka’s new identity as South Asia’s creative hub. This edition of the festival had a special significance for all of Sri Lanka, as it became the centre for the discussions


Last day of 4th Intex South Asia today

Views - 23 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Highlighting global innovation, technology and market intelligence, the 4th Intex South Asia, the textile sourcing show, is on until today, 16 November, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. The three-day exhibition is showcasing


Ajai Vir Singh announces next phase of fashion development in 2019

Views - 301 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

2019 will herald the start of the next phase of the fashion development journey in Sri Lanka. Fashion design which is an industry that constantly evolves year on year, has experienced steady development in the last 15 years. In the last two years, t


Reveal Graduate Design Showcase 2018 upholds AOD design talent

Views - 33 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Opening doors to meet and recruit undiscovered talent while forming new collaborations and network with the industry’s professionals, ‘Innovation Island Edition’ of (AOD) Reveal Graduate Design Showcase 2018 was recently he


Brand new Arrow Exclusive Brand Showroom at CCC

Views - 27 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd., a member of the DSI Samson Group, the sole distributors of Arrow in Sri Lanka, celebrated the opening of the Arrow Exclusive Brand Showroom at the Colombo City Centre, which is located at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colo


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week: The Preview powered by Hi!!

Views - 67 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

The 16th edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, is scheduled to take place in March 2019, and promises to be different, with the introduction of new platforms and perspectives. The event will offer the public multiple avenues to interact with fashion


7th DSI Premier Showroom opens at CCC

Views - 46 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

A leading retail network, D. Samson & Sons Ltd. celebrated the opening of a brand new DSI Premier Showroom at the Colombo City Centre on 2November. The showroom located at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo is the seventh DSI Premier Showroom


MINIGOOD launches its first store in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

Views - 192 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

MINIGOOD, a fast-growing high-quality Korean lifestyle designer brand, operating a network of over thousand stores across the globe, is now open in Sri Lanka at 1091/A, Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya.  The brand aims to provide worldwide cons


AOD Sri Lanka Design Festival Netherlands Embassy collaboration brings Dutch innovation to Colombo

Views - 68 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Globally-celebrated ingenuity of Dutch design will play a significant role in shaping Sri Lanka’s new game-plan for a creative economy. An international delegation of Dutch designers, innovators and creative industry experts, will be hosted in Col


Lanka Leather Fashion: Leading the way in sustainable fashion

Views - 20 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Leading high-end leather garment manufacturer, Lanka Leather Fashion (LLF), was awarded CarbonNeutral status for a fourth consecutive year by the independent sustainability verification, validation, and assurance body – The Sustainable Future Group


Intex South Asia:Fuelling the global apparel and textile market

Views - 35 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The textile and apparel manufacturing industry from across the globe meets at Intex South Asia – the biggest international apparel textile sourcing show in the South Asian region. The success of Intex South Asia 2017 has compelled the 2018 edition


BOSS: The Washable Suit in Sri Lanka now

Views - 29 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:35

Introducing the latest tailoring development from BOSS, The Washable Suit. This versatile design, available in three different wool-based fabrics, reflects the brand’s mission to dress driven men with fast-paced lives. Joseph Schooling, swimmer and


AOD invites industry to discover, hire design talent at REVEAL Graduate Design Showcase 2018 at SLDF

Views - 31 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:00

AOD’s latest group of graduating design professionals in interior design, visual communication design, motion graphics and animation, fashion and textiles and fashion marketing, will be highlighted as the next generation of creative thinkers and in


AOD Graduate Fashion Showcase 2018: Exposing cutting-edge fashion design talent to industry

Views - 26 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:03

AOD’s Graduate Fashion Showcase featured over 20 graduating fashion designers from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles and BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Marketing degree classes of 2018, premiering a new group of industry-ready fashion professiona


next Sourcing Suppliers Seminar 2018 felicitates top suppliers

Views - 25 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:02

next Sourcing, a fully-owned subsidiary of the retail clothing and accessory giant next Plc – UK, held the ‘Suppliers’ Seminar 2018,’ the latest edition of its annual ceremony that focuses on recognising and rewarding the company’s supplier


Vietnam garment exports surge on US - China trade war

Views - 20 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:02

Hanoi (Reuters): Vietnam’s garment exports are set to rise by 14.8% this year to $35 billion, an industry official said on Friday, as US retailers diversify their product sourcing to keep costs under control amid an escalating trade dispute with Ch


‘Collection de Perles’ – Tiesh’s offering this festive season

Views - 36 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:10

Tiesh, Sri Lanka’s much sought-after brand of jewellery, mesmerises jewellery lovers this forthcoming festive season with the launch of its exquisite ‘Collection de Perles’. This unique ‘Collection de Perles’ is a lasting tribute to the ‘


Netherlands–Lanka design innovation collaboration at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2018

Views - 258 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:10

AOD invites the Netherlands Embassy to support Sri Lanka in its innovation journey to set up a design innovation laboratory in the island. As a first step to this, a Dutch delegation is joining Sri Lanka Design Festival this weekend with a series of


Sustainable Fashion Summit + South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum 2018 New opportunity for Sri Lank

Views - 49 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

How design becomes the catalyst for a sustainable transition towards a circular economy; and how algae disrupts the fashion system by award-winning Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven


Today's Columnists

Why didn’t they tell the President?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The President appears to believe that he still possesses the full executive powers he derived from the Constitution when he was elected to his office in January 2015. Three months later, he sat during a tumultuous session in Parliament, and witnessed


The implications and consequences of the verdict, whatever it is

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Quite obviously I haven’t the slightest notion of what the Supreme Court verdict will be, unlike my friend Eran Wickramaratne who announced publicly (and rather curiously) that he doesn’t have the slightest doubt about it. However I do know, as a


Sri Lanka’s economy at crossroads: The 1972-76 Five-Year Plan and its diagnosis of economic ailments

Monday, 10 December 2018

The economist who produced ‘From Dependent Currency to Central Banking’ Professor H A de S Gunasekara, popularly known as HAdeS, was a legend in economics in Sri Lanka. The doctoral thesis ‘From Dependent Currency to Central Banking in Ceylon


Are you monitoring logistics cost in your supply chain?

Monday, 10 December 2018

On the internet a simple explanation of logistics says: “Logistics is generally the detailed organisation and implementation of a complex operation. In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of


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