The Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association (SLABA), formerly known as the Domestic Garment Manufacturers Association (DGMA), was formed to provide a common platform for all Sri Lankan Apparel and Apparel Accessory manufacturers to collaborate in achieving common objectives. SLABA is involved in knowledge sharing, continuous growth and development initiatives of its members, helping them succeed in local and international markets. SLABA’s membership includes some of the top apparel brands in Sri Lanka. This is a quick look at a few of the members.
Arugam Bay: A producer of beachwear, swimwear, resort wear, footwear, and accessories for men, women and children. Very popular among middle and upper class Sri Lankans, its trademark is bright colours fitting for a beach holiday.
Bernards: A pioneer in the Sri Lankan apparel market. Specialises in producing bespoke T-shirts and other garments for all purposes and occasions.
Comfy: A brand manufactured and marketed by Tip Top Wear. Specialises in vests, underwear, T-shirts, gym wear and sarongs. Its island-wide distribution network ensures high availability.
DG: Runs a state-of-the-art production facility with over 500 employees. Stays on top of its game using innovative techniques, and has penetrated the global market.
Dmaxx: Serves all segments: Men’s, Women’s and Children’s wear to suit all occasions – formal, casual or sportswear. Has over 36 clients distributing their goods all over the island.
Ekko: Offers premium quality products at affordable prices through management by a team with seveal decades of experience. A dynamic business that prides itself on the positivity and professionalism of its employees worldwide and the superior quality of its products.
LiCC Jeans: A brand belonging to the Hirdaramani Group, which has been in the industry for over 120 years. LiCC branded jeans are popular among Sri Lankans and strives to become a global brand promoting a positive and vibrant lifestyle.
Rainco: The market leader in umbrellas, raincoats, and mosquito nets in Sri Lanka. Has mixed the right amount of innovation and passion in providing Sri Lankan consumers with high quality products.
Sarasavi: A popular manufacturer of socks and tights that have been certified with ‘Oekotex’ and ‘GWG’ standards.
Trendy: A producer of T-shirts for the Sri Lankan market. They are currently the top-ranked knitted apparel manufacturer and enjoy 25% market share.
Velona: Pioneers in both the knitted and woven garments industry in Sri Lanka, with over seven decades in business. Its brand portfolio includes Top Gear, Arista, Velona, Tuff and Tumbles, Angel Lace, Pink and Pink, Super knit, Body Fit, and Cuddles.
Aviraté: An international high-street fashion label that matches international standards in design and quality. Produces day and evening wear, lingerie, shoes, bags and accessories, appealing to every woman’s sense of style and sensuality.
Emerald: The top brand of formal shirts in Sri Lanka. Celebrated for its reliability, quality and innovative offerings.
GLO: An American women’s wear brand introduced to the Sri Lankan retail market, offering customers the option of purchasing American quality clothing manufactured to strict quality standards at affordable prices.
Hameedia: A company is reputed for high quality bespoke tailoring and ready-made clothes for men. The core Hameedia brands, known for their high quality, include Le Bond, Envoy, and Signature.
JEZZA: Follows the “Fast Fashion” concept, and releases over 150 new styles each month. New designs are developed every week and are sent directly to the retailer’s shelves, enabling them to stay in business for over 20 years.
Kelly Felder: A company that tastefully designs high quality products made with fine finishes to enhance the beauty of the wearer. A team of designers collaborate to bring the latest fashion trends in Europe to Sri Lankan women. All products are made from fine quality, yet affordable, raw materials.
Moffi: Pioneers in manufacturing innerwear for the Sri Lankan market, where they have operated for more than three decades. Has a good track record and is striving for higher quality through Research and Development.
Rough: Specialises in manufacturing gents’ T-shirts, selling to local and international markets for almost a decade. Known for their excellent designs, innovative techniques, and high quality.
Reborn: A brand under Stafford Garments Industries (Pvt) Ltd that started as a simple product – shirts. Has since added several products including t-shirts, beach skinnies, Sunday pants and shorts.
Navavi: A household name in Sri Lanka, especially in Colombo and its suburbs. Is recognised for high quality custom tailoring and ready-made clothes for gents.