Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sri Lanka - a global apparel destination like no other: JAAF
Sri Lanka - a global apparel destination like no other: JAAF
09
Sep '09
Srilanka - a small island economy of just 21 million people and a GDP of $42 billion supplies over 1% of the clothing needs of the European and American consumers. A look at Sri Lanka's industry structure, human capital, enterprising nature of the private sector and government support suggests that Sri Lankan garments exports are moving along a path of sustained growth. From USD 3.2 Billion in 2007, the industry's growth is projected to be in the region of USD 5 Billion by 2010, states JAAF (also known as Sri lanka Apparel) – an apex body of all Textile and Apparel Associations that was set out in the 'Five Year Strategic Plan'.

“Sri Lanka Apparel had its modest beginnings in the early 70's and grew rapidly enjoying the benefits of the MFA assured guaranteed market access. In the last three and a half decades, with exposure to sophisticated customers and retailers and focused reinvestment back into the industry, Sri Lankan entrepreneurs transformed themselves from mere tailors to total solutions specialists,” describes Mr Mirchandani, in an interview talk with Face2Face team at Fibre2Fashion.

“The country's apparel exports in 2008 was at US$ 3.3 billion, approximately 270 factories employing about 1 million people directly and indirectly and contributing nearly 10% to the GDP. In approximate terms the industry value addition now stands at 60%. Industry is also the second largest foreign exchange earner for the country,” he further divulges.

Besides, Srilanka has also earned accolades for Garments without Guilt- a global campaign well received by global apparel industry, partner buyers, international media, and international consumers at large. It is championing for the cause of ethical apparel manufacturing and sourcing. To know about this vital industry at length, read an exclusive interview with Mr Kumar Mirchandani, Chairman Sub-committee on Image Building – Sri Lanka Apparel (JAAF).

Sri Lanka Apparel


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Lenzing

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Lenzing launches Veocel nonwoven speciality brand

Leading fibre company, the Lenzing Group has unveiled Veocel, the new ...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry

Defining MSMEs on the basis of turnover makes it simpler to do business

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

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

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

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

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

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

Leave your Comments


June 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search