The third edition of Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) will have a very strong representation from Sri Lanka! An eight-member contingent (six participating under the umbrella of Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters-SLCGE and two independently) representing the island nation at its very best will mark their powerful presence at the most-awaited sourcing extravaganza of the subcontinent.
On a comeback trail from the worst-ever economic recession Sri Lanka had witnessed in more than last 70 years, the country’s apparel makers and trade bodies are making all possible efforts to reach out strongly to global brands and retailers. Sharing very close relations with India, Sri Lankan garment makers are all set to leverage the platform of ASW to not only try and exploit the vibrant fashion retail sector of India (which is poised to grow into a US $ 106 billion industry by 2026) but also forge meaningful business relations with the multinational brands, retailers and buyers, who would be thronging the two-day event in big numbers to fulfil their sourcing requirements.
SLCGE: Formed in 1992 when the small and medium-scale garment manufacturers needed assistance to obtain Textile Quota allocations in a justifiable way, SLCGE today acts as their representative body and has under its aegis around 60 apparel manufacturers, which it represents at the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), the apex body of the apparel industry in Sri Lanka.
Participating at ASW 2023 under the banner of SLCGE are:
Sarasavi Exports: The company, along with its sister concern, is one of the largest Sri Lankan socks and tights manufacturing companies, which was established in 1991 and has the ability to facilitate lower MOQs.
Senvin Collection (Pvt.) Ltd: Specialising in the production of eveningwear, casualwear and workwear for gents, ladies and kids, Senvin Collection has 3 manufacturing facilities and a production capacity of 9,000,000-plus pieces of apparel.
Stylish Garments (Pvt.) Ltd: A major producer of womenswear, kidswear, sleepwear, lingerie and activewear, Stylish Garments operates from 5 manufacturing units. It has a combined production capacity of 18 million pieces of garments annually.
Colmans Garments Group: Trusted by premium global brands, Colmans Garments produces 200,000 pieces of apparel per month including shirts, blouses, Polos, T-Shirts, underwear and trousers.
Nishara Export & Import (Pvt.) Ltd: Considered a pioneer in the local ladieswear market with products ranging from smart casuals, casuals to girlswear, Nishara has an annual production capacity of over 1,500,000 in a wide variety of apparel, at competitive price points.
Jia Moda (Pvt.) Ltd: Tracing its origin to 2007 (the year of establishment), the company specialises in men's and boy's clothing. It also has a brand with the same name.
Participating in independent capacities are:
Aitken Spence Apparel: Being one of the first apparel companies to be set up in Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence Apparel is known for its benchmarked ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices. It is engaged in manufacturing over 5 million pieces of children’s and men’s apparel annually for fashion brands in the US and UK.
Timex Garments (Pvt.) Ltd.: Certified by ETI, WRAP, C-TPAT and BSCI for compliance, Timex Garments (with 9 manufacturing units) offers a host of products including dresses, casual blouses, pants, soft formals, bras, underwear, swimwear, activewear, shapewear and sleepwear.
Don’t miss this grand opportunity to meet the Sri Lankan apparel suppliers, showcasing the best of their product ensemble at Apparel Sourcing Week 2023 on 20th and 21st of July at Hotel Grand Sheraton, Bengaluru.
Apparel Sourcing Week 2023, a two-days Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.
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