Views - 151 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
Views - 72 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
Views - 106 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
Views - 138 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
Views - 90 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
Views - 89 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
Views - 246 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
Views - 66 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
Views - 83 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 ‘
Views - 373 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
Views - 91 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
Views - 601 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00
Employing a labour force of over 500,000 and contributing over $ 5 billion to GDP, the apparel industry is one of the largest contributors to the growth of the Sri Lankan economy. Despite increasing competition and a rapidly-evaolving global marketpl
Views - 106 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
Rich Light Exports Ltd. (www.richlight.lk), Chairman Zubair Jan who runs a leading garment company in Sri Lanka won a Presidential Export Award for Best Emerging Exporter in Apparel Sector at the Presidential Export Awards Ceremony.
Views - 85 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
Positively noted as a happening Shoppers’ Paradise, UrbanTrendz is a multi-brand retail store having a highly-widespread and super assortment of exclusive fashion brands, displayed under one roof in the city of Colombo.
Views - 184 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
The fourth industrial revolution is already taking shape propelled by the ubiquitous connectivity of our age, mobile supercomputing, artificial intelligence and genetic editing—things that challenge what it means to be human.
Views - 200 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
On Friday 26 October, Crocodile Lanka Ltd., the sole licensee for the globally-renowned brand Crocodile, will mark its decade-long presence as an iconic men’s apparel label here in Sri Lanka.
Views - 325 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00
The fashion business is undergoing extensive transformation across the world, creating new complexities for its sourcing, manufacturing and retail landscapes. In this extreme state of flux, the fashion supply chain has new insight into the solutions
Views - 46 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:01
As the business of fashion morphs itself across the globe in preparation for the fourth industrial revolution, Sri Lanka aims to establish its own place in this transformation. AOD, a longstanding contemporary design and innovation partner of the loc
Views - 71 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00
As Asian economies gather global influence, South Asia is a region gaining new momentum.
Views - 240 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00
Since its first edition held close to a decade ago, in 2009, Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Fashion Summit has established itself as one of South Asia’s leading events on sustainability in the wearables business. By convening Sri Lanka’s apparel indu
Views - 184 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00
The Fourth Industrial Revolution was heralded in with Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Chairman, warning that the current breakthroughs disrupting almost every industry in every country were sweeping across at unprecedented speeds
Views - 55 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00
PARIS (Reuters): Chanel took the fashion set on an exotic beach getaway for its catwalk show on Tuesday, as models wearing the French couture house’s trademark tweed suits and sun hats strolled barefoot along the sand, waves lapping at their feet.
Views - 42 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00
The premier private education provider, Raffles Education Corporation is once again in the spotlight opening avenues for aspiring young individuals.
Views - 249 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00
Nearing a five billion dollar income by end 2018, it is no secret that fashion is currently Sri Lanka’s biggest industrial success.
Views - 291 Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00
The ‘Innovation Island’ campaign is AOD’s most ambitious international campaign to date. It showcases the very best of what Sri Lanka has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with Sri Lanka. The campaign draw
Views - 274 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00
The Singer Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony 2018 was recently held at the Bishops College Auditorium and marked the annual showcase of designs and creations of diploma students from the Singer Fashion Academy. Their efforts were rewarded during the a
Views - 92 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00
Enhancing the style quotient in Colombo, Fouzul Hameed has launched its latest ‘Limited Edition’ at the Envoy Mansion. The Limited Edition collection features one-of-a-kind pieces coveted by every style icon – with luxe trims, exclusive fabrics
Views - 57 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00
Do you wake up every morning with a song in your heart that you end up belting out in the shower? Do the things that come out of your mouth sound like gibberish to everyone listening but make perfect sense to you? Do you love making people laugh? Do
Views - 206 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00
Towards end 2009, the newly conflict-free Sri Lanka was fresh on the global marketplace, bursting with opportunity. With a strategically ideal positioning in the world map, untapped consumer markets, fresh talent, paradisiacal beauty, rich lifestyle
Views - 54 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00
‘Threads of Time,’ a fashion extravaganza that was billed as a show like no other, indeed lived up to its promise by exceeding all expectations. Organiser and Architect of the show Anita Dorai pulled out all stops to ensure that this was indeed
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Generally, it is expected that religion should be a solution to a problem. Ironically in Sri Lanka religion is the problem. Therefore, what would be the solution? When religion becomes a problem of a country....
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Whether Muslims live as minorities in non-Muslim countries or as majorities in a total of fifty seven countries, the clash of orthodoxy with modern challenges is a perennial issue that bedevils progress on several fronts in these communities.
Friday, 16 August 2019
It is a sign of these political times that even an apolitical issue like a foreign aid program becomes a hot topic in Sri Lanka. In April 2019, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approved a compact program for Sri La
Friday, 16 August 2019
The late John F. Kennedy described politics as a “noble adventure, an adventure in which one joins hands with the masses for the service of man”. Not that the Kennedys didn’t play “politricks” in their heyday. But playing “politricks” w