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0627Sri Lankan apparel sector has seen a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2016 as against the previous year. The sector is targeting revenue in excess of US$ 6 billion in 2016. President of the Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association of Sri Lanka (SLABA) Indradatta Dharmawardane at the Association launch at Cinnamon Lakeside said the industry is moving steadily ahead with no major hiccups.

He disclosed that Sri Lanka's retail apparel market is estimated to be around US $ 2 billion and 40% of this market share is from Sri Lankan brands. “We now feel that more Sri Lankan brands could enter the global market and we are now looking at new markets in Africa and also in the Gulf.” The Association plans to expand market opportunities through the introduction of International Market Places (as in Thailand, Indonesia and China) for tourists and business travellers with a variety catering to all segments. 

z bus800The SLABA will also present authorities to implement policies that impact the apparel industry in the domestic market through dynamic lobbying with both government and non-government organizations. SLABA also launched Sri Lanka’s first Sri Lanka Apparel Brands portal with a view of developing Sri Lankan apparel industry with Minister of Economic Affairs Development Minister Basil Rajapakse and a large gathering of key apparel industry players being present.



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SLAEA Magazine Front Cover 2Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 90


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