Highest apparel exports per capita in the region

15% of the Sri Lankan workforce

Adept at complex manufacturing

Highest International Labor Standards

Ethical Production “Garment without Guilt”

Leveraging on creativity and experience in Design, R&D and Innovation, the Sri Lankan Apparel Sector has shown steady growth over the past three decades.

The country’s flagship export sector has evolved from a low-wage driven cost-competitive model towards providing sophisticated solutions to the industry’s more complex demands from the world’s leading brands.

Priority Areas for Investment

  • Intimate wear.
  • Casual wear.
  • Active wear.
  • Wearable tech.
    • Smart Textiles, Digital coloration, Flexible electronics Adaptive compression
    • Wearable deployment systems
    • Mobile integration

International Brands

Apparel Exports 2012 - 2022

Source : EDB

Major Market 2022 Apparel Sector

Source : EDB