Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Uniforms maker in Sri Lanka now moving up value chain
Uniforms maker in Sri Lanka now moving up value chain
04
Oct '12
As Sri Lankan textiles sector now stands bolstered by the recent offer of support from the Government of India, the domestic manufacturers, who were struggling a few years back, are successfully moving for a bigger slice in domestic demand. 

“I am pleased to say that now, our textile manufacturers are fulfilling almost all uniforms needs of armed forces and 50% of all our education (School) uniforms, which was only 30% earlier due to lack of capacity. This is an encouraging trend in our annual $29 Mn national uniforms requirements and I thank our committed textile makers for not abandoning and leaving the sector in the face of capacity issues” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on 30 September.
 
Minister Bathiudeen announced this in the aftermath of his visit to several private sector uniforms manufacturing plants located throughout the Western Province, accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues -Bandula Gunawardena (Minister of Education) and Mrs. Pavithra Wanniarachchi (Minister of Technology and Research) on 30 September. 
 
The 15 manufacturing firms entirely fulfill the needs of the country’s armed forces, the Police, and the Prisons (except the Navy) as well as the school uniforms. Minister Bathiudeen has now successfully moved the manufacturers to produce 50% of 11.21 Mn Metres of fabrics ($15.57 Mn, required by 2013 January) at a value of $ 7.25 Mn, by December 2012, while the rest is to be imported. 
 
The supply of only 50% is due to the limited capacity of manufacturers in terms of manufacturing capacity, finance and management support. “If our manufacturers can supply the 100%, we will be happier and ready to support” Minister Bathiudeen added. “I am also pleased to say that the total uniforms demand from country’s armed forces, the Police, and the Prisons are now met by our domestic manufacturers” Minister Bathiudeen revealed. 
 
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has estimated that in 2012, for country’s armed forces, the Police, and the Prisons, uniforms valued at more than $ 14 Mn would be needed-all of which will be manufactured by Lankan textile firms engaged on this, numbering 15. All the school uniforms are made domestically using the “weaving process” -where only yarns are imported and everything else is completed here while for armed forces-police-prisons uniforms, “import gray process” is for local processing afterwards.
 
 

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Jul 2016

Cotton prices unlikely to fall in near future

Notwithstanding the Union Ministry of Textile’s direction to the...

Textiles | On 25th Jul 2016

China imposes anti-dumping duties on acrylic fibres

China’s ministry of commerce (MOFCOM) has announced imposition of...

Courtesy: Industrial Parks Development Corporation, Ethiopia and Ethiopian News Agency

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jul 2016

30k workforce to be trained for Hawassa Industrial Park

An agreement has been signed to source, recruit and train 30,000...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
june 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search