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A never-seen-before combination of cutting-edge apparel making, sustainable fashion, traditional craft, culture, design and business
The 4th Edition of SLDF, due to be held in Colombo from the 15th –18th of November this year, promises to be a unique gateway to South Asian creative industries through Sri Lanka. With a range of opportunities for sustainable sourcing to networking and sharing business practices, the festival promises to be 2012’s ‘gateway to South-Asia’.
SLDF engages a wide audience of international and local experts connecting designers, buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, opinion leaders and educationalists among influential personalities. The festival agenda presents a number of opportunities from sustain able sourcing and networking to best practices for building business links with South Asia. SLDF presents great business opportunities along with a chance to hear about the ground-breaking initiatives taking place in Sri Lankan apparel industry and why Sri Lanka is known as the global leader in sustainable business models. Whilst the Festival has a strong business focus, it is also designed with a vibrant programme on sustainable design and traditional Sri Lankan craft.
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Partnerships with SLDF 2012, will position brands and organizations parallel to SLDF’s massive sustainable agenda in global fashion, apparel, design and craft.
This will give brands and organizations an opportunity to become active supporters of the development of Sri Lankan apparel within the international apparel sphere. Partnerships also give special access to key events like apparel forums, symposiums, fashion shows and design exhibitions.
Partnerships entitle each organization to become an integral part of the festival’s press and media campaign and logo placement in:
Printed material – Brochure, Press ads, Poster etc.
Fashion show tickets
Invitations to exhibition openings
Seminar/ lecture tickets
Special mention at specified event openings
Logo placement in media promotions
Logo placement and special mention on Festival web site.
SPEAKER/ PANELLIST/ DELEGATE OPPORTUNITIES
Opinion Leaders from the sectors of design, fashion, apparel manufacturing, sustainability and craft would be welcome as speakers, guest speakers, forum panelists and workshop leaders.
- The ‘South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum’ is a high profile international gathering focusing on the business of apparel and fashion. This forum is not only a platform to share ideas and enrich the South Asian apparel sector, but is also a unique opportunity to hear about and discuss the trends, shifts and the future of world’s apparel and sustainable fashion sectors.
- The ‘Sustainable Fashion Forum’ is a conference best suited for educationalists, opinion leaders, journalists and strategic professionals in apparel industry etc. to discuss and contribute to the current body of knowledge on sustainable fashion.
- The ‘Craft Symposium’ presents a valuable opportunity for sourcing specialists, designers, researchers and educationalists in craft and related design, to discuss the craft industry in South Asia and possibilities for export, innovation, new design/fashion, conservation and research.
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS
SLDF arranges pre-matched, special one-on-one meetings between international retailers, sourcing specialists and brands with Sri Lankan apparel makers and craft entrepreneurs.
At past SLDF’s international companies like Arora, Ted Baker, Topshop, Whistles and Boutiques networked with local manufacturers and have benefitted through these meetings.
*B2B meetings are pre-arranged on request and upon registration with SLDF confirming business interests.
SLDF looks forward to incorporate international design talent that has relevance to sustainability, South-Asian fashion/design industry, craft or outstanding innovation. Collaborating Designers will be featured in SLDF fashion runways/ design exhibitions/ workshops.
SLDF Fashion Runways: Best of Industry Fashion Show, Young Talent Fashion Show, Island Craft Fashion Show.
SLDF Exhibitions – Fashion/ Apparel Industry exhibition, Craft and Design Exhibition.
Sri Lanka Design Festival is annually organized by AOD (Academy of Design) – Sri Lanka’s pioneering international design campus. AOD offers globally acclaimed undergraduate design education in fashion, graphics, animation, interior design and fashion marketing along with certificate programmes in photography and jewelery design.
AOD is an active part of SLDF every year and represents South Asia’s future in design education. Collaborative projects and exchange projects with international design schools, universities, fashion brands, interior designers and graphic designers are welcomed by AOD.
SLDF 2012 is structured as both a cultural and a commercial event and therefore has a stimulating program me in store for everyone attending. This years’ programme includes fashion shows, and design exhibitions with a special focus on design sustainability and traditional Sri Lankan arts and crafts. Welcoming design enthusiasts and students from all over the world, SLDF also presents an interactive series of workshops and talks in graphic design, advertising, interior design, photography and jewellery design.
Contact us for special airfares and accommodation offered for SLDF participants by our official airline and hospitality partner.
Tell us how you will contribute to SLDF 2012 as a speaker, forum Panelist or a special delegate to qualify for sponsored visits.