Sourced Sri Lanka: A Historic Fashion & Textile Trade show Launches in the UK

The High Commission of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA), and Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), proudly presented the ‘Sourced Sri Lanka’ Fashion & Textile Tradeshow on June 17-18, 2024, at the Royal Horticultural Hall, London.

This landmark event, the first of its kind in the UK, showcased the best of Sri Lankan fashion and textiles with 50 exhibiting stalls. It provided a unique platform for UK buyers and fashion enthusiasts to engage directly with Sri Lankan manufacturers and designers.

Highlights included a a fashion show, the launch of ” Your Vital Island” by High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama, and a panel discussion led by industry leaders and experts on the values and sustainability of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry, held on June 17th. In his address, the High Commissioner emphasized Sri Lanka’s history of more than 3000 years of its weaving industry, and the country’s  leading role in the global apparel industry, with the UK being its second-largest market.

The ‘Sourced Sri Lanka’ Road Show underscored Sri Lanka’s commitment to excellence, sustainability, and innovation in the global fashion industry.


High Commission of Sri Lanka

19 June 2024