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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 13:
1st Quarter 2011

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Talking strategy: Dian Gomes of MAS talks about Sri Lanka's future as a "green" and high end apparel manufacturing base (7 pages)
The UK apparel market: profiles of ten leading apparel retailers (46 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2011 (11 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the US clothing import market, 1st quarter 2011 (22 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2011 (28 pages)

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Talking strategy: Dian Gomes of MAS talks about Sri Lanka's future as a "green" and high end apparel manufacturing base
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A number of Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers have shifted to the higher end of the market by focusing on product niches such as lingerie while implementing "green manufacturing" methods and making products with lower carbon footprints. In this report, the managing director of MAS Intimates and a director of MAS Holdings, Dian Gomes, discusses how apparel manufacturers can benefit from "green manufacturing". He also offers his view on MAS Intimates' strategy of moving towards the manufacture of higher value products in order to remain competitive against companies in Asia following the loss of duty-free access to the EU Market under GSP+ in August 2010.

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Talking strategy: Dian Gomes of MAS talks about Sri Lanka's future as a "green" and high end apparel manufacturing base
  • Setting the scene
  • Dian Gomes's view
  • Company background

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