Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sri Lankan apparel sector to emerge as global OEM supplier
Sri Lankan apparel sector to emerge as global OEM supplier
Dec '12
The Sri Lankan apparel industry, which has established itself as an original design manufacturer (ODM), is now trying to emerge as a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier catering to global market, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiyutheen has said.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 22nd Annual Ransalu national textile exhibition at BMICH in Colombo, the Minister said the Sri Lankan apparel and textile industry has done well this year, due to direct sourcing of TESCO, world’s third largest retailer, and support extended by the Indian Government for its rejuvenation.
He acclaimed the Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s move of requesting enhanced access for Sri Lankan apparels in Indian market, which the Indian Government has accepted.
Sri Lanka’s apparel exports for the first three quarters of the current year totalled to around US$ 2.8 billion, he said.
Last year, the country’s woven fabric exports reached US$ 98.18 million, while its textile and apparel exports stood at US$ 4.17 billion, accounting for 40 percent of country’s overall exports, he added.
On the two-day expo organized by the Department of Textiles of the Ministry, Mr. Bathiyutheen said that this year for the first time, the ambit of the fair has been widened to exhibit Sri Lanka’s apparels, handlooms, textiles and fabrics on the same platform. Around 75 leading exhibitors are showcasing their products at the expo. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani addressing at the Texprocil Annual Export Awards. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

Govt to extend special package to home textiles segment

The Central government is likely to extend the recently approved Rs...

Reebok Liquid Speed Grey. Courtesy: Business Wire

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Oct 2016

Reebok’s Liquid Factory brings sneaker creation to US

Reebok, a pioneer in the sporting goods industry, has brought sneaker ...

Courtesy: GHCL

Textiles | On 22nd Oct 2016

GHCL to invest Rs 67.25 crore in textile division

Chemicals and textiles firm GHCL will invest Rs 67.25 crore in its...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Igor Chapurin

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

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