Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sri Lankan apparel sector studies Turkish model
Sri Lankan apparel sector studies Turkish model
Nov '12
Sri Lankan apparel industry is studying the feasibility of following Turkish model to achieve the Government-set target of US$ 5 billion in revenues by 2015. 
Mr. Rohan Abeykoon, immediate-past chairman of the Sri Lankan Apparel Exporters Association, said they have analysed the Turkish model and found it to be a good system to set standards, particularly in view of the trade that Turkish apparel industry enjoys in spite of enduring three-times higher production costs than the cost borne by the Sri Lankan garment sector.
Speaking at the annual general meeting of the association, Mr. Abeykoon said the Turkish clothing sector has a greater concentration of small and medium enterprises. These enterprises run with support of large enterprises, especially in marketing and promotion of their products.
In comparison, Mr. Abeykoon said the model presently followed by the Sri Lankan garment sector is not sustainable in the long-run as it is based on an uneven playing field.
The Sri Lankan apparel sector comprises of competing producers, who benefit from low-cost and rely much on free trade agreements and subsidies extended by the Government, he added.
Condemning the inability of decision makers, improper production techniques and lack of consensus and general drive amongst producers, he said it is imperative for the Sri Lankan apparel entrepreneurs to enhance their focus on developing their business skill and service strengths. 
Service, reliability, quality, innovation and delivery are the areas where Sri Lankan apparel sector is not up to the mark and hence it should extensively focus on these areas, he said.
The industry can sustain only when the growth is backed by long-term inclusiveness, meaning a wider section of the industry stakeholders should benefit from its development, he added.
In view of the same, he stressed on the need for developing a model that encourages entry of new players and focuses on development of the small and medium apparel manufacturers in the country.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

(L-R) Mr Shao Bojin, Chairman of Jihua Group and Mr Rohit Aggarwal, President of Huntsman Textile

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Huntsman gets into strategic partnership with Jihua Group

Huntsman Textile Effects, the leading provider of high quality dyes...

Marzoli FT6D roving frames in Sintex’s Unit 2. Coutresy: Marzoli

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Marzoli roving frames erected at Sintex textile division

A total of 48 Marzoli roving frames were erected in units I, II and...

Courtesy: Polartec

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Polartec innovates most breathable waterproof fabric

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has...

Interviews View All

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

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

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search