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AOD’s International Fashion Designer Amesh to showcase at Berlin Fashion Week

Views - 263 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:08

A powerful international collaboration between Sri Lanka and Germany was initiated by AOD in the recent past through creatively fuelled ventures backed by the German Embassy of Sri Lanka. As a part of this international relation and its potential to


Alpha Apparels named sector runner-up at NBE Awards 2018

Views - 31 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Alpha Apparels, a manufacturer and exporter of intimate apparel wear, was named the runner-up in the Manufacturing Sector – Apparel, Textile and Leather Products at the recently held National Business Excellence Awards 2018 organised by the Nation


EDB promotes Sri Lanka apparel in France to maximise benefits under GSP+

Views - 66 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

EDB in its efforts to increase apparel exports to EU, organised an apparel promotion program in France by participating at the ‘Apparel Sourcing Paris 2018’ which is the leading sourcing trade fair held in Europe for the second consecutive year i


German Embassy backs AOD’s fashion prodigy Amesh for Berlin Fashion Week

Views - 284 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

A powerful international collaboration between Sri Lanka and Germany was initiated by AOD in the recent past through creatively fuelled ventures backed by the German Embassy of Sri Lanka. As a part of this international relation and its potential t


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

Views - 35 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 - 27 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 - 158 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 - 30 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 - 121 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 - 60 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 - 55 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 - 115 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 - 45 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 - 108 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 - 51 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 - 73 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 - 41 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 - 349 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 - 61 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 - 53 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 - 117 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 - 181 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 - 402 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 - 93 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 - 38 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 - 57 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 - 66 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 - 53 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 - 52 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 - 51 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


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Friday, 18 January 2019

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