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Textile Outlook International
Issue 133:
January-February 2008

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Reports in this issue
Editorial: Sri Lankan Clothing Firms Invest in India (6 pages)
Prospects for the Textile and Garment Industry in Cambodia (29 pages)
Profile of Iconix Brand Group: A Unique Business Model for Maximising Brand Value (16 pages)
Textiles and Clothing in Sri Lanka: Profiles of Five Companies (23 pages)
Textile Lobbyists in Brussels (19 pages)
Fibres and Fabrics for Performance Footwear

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Textiles and Clothing in Sri Lanka: Profiles of Five Companies
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Textiles and apparel are key manufacturing sectors in Sri Lanka. Between them they accounted for over 43% of the country’s total exports and for more than 56% of its industrial exports in 2007. They also accounted for 39% of total industrial output in value terms, based on data for 2006, and for about 75% of jobs in manufacturing when indirect employment in related sectors is taken into account.

The success of the textile and apparel industry can be attributed partly to the Sri Lankan government’s policy of attracting foreign investment by offering—through the Board of Investment (BOI)—a number of special incentives including special industrial zones, tax holidays and import duty exemptions. The industry, for its part, has gained a reputation among buyers for quality, on-time deliveries and customer service. Importantly, its reputation also extends to ethical and environmentally friendly practices, and good working conditions. These attributes have attracted buyers from names such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, C&A, Calvin Klein, Chantelle Group, Columbia, Gap, Gloria Vanderbilt, Intimissimi, Lands’ End, Marks & Spencer, Next, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sainsbury, The Limited, and Victoria’s Secret.

Of the five companies profiled in this report, Brandix Lanka has the only state-of-the-art five pocket jeans factory in Sri Lanka. Its focus is on Levi’s 501 jeans, although it also manufactures for other well known names. MAS Linea Aqua is dedicated entirely to swimwear. The company is a joint venture between MAS Holdings, Speedo International and Brandot International. Noyon Lanka knits fashion lace products for leading brands, and is unique in South Asia. The company is a joint venture between Noyon Dentelle de Calais and MAS Holdings. Stevensons Lanka, a joint venture between Brandix Lanka, Lanka Equities, and Stevensons Ltd, has built a state-of-the-art eco-friendly dyehouse. Textured Jersey Lanka is a weft knit fabric joint venture between Pacific Textiles of Hong Kong and Brandix Lanka. Pacific Textiles manufactures weft and warp knitted fabric in China while Brandix Lanka is one of Sri Lanka’s two biggest garment makers.

Table of Contents
Textiles and Clothing in Sri Lanka: Profiles of Five Companies
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Brandix Casualwear: New Denim Jeans Facility
  • MAS Linea Aqua
  • Noyon Lanka
  • Stevensons Lanka
  • Textured Jersey Lanka
  • Contact Information

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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