It is a known fact that the apparel industry of Sri Lanka has positioned itself as the apparel hub of the entire South Asian region. However, what is less well known is that Sri Lanka caters to most of the major brands in Europe and the west. The brands one has visualized in their head are manufactured in this beautiful island. So, one might ask, why isn’t everyone sporting the latest collections from all the big brands? It’s because these brands are shipped abroad without ever being sold here.
Understanding this need, The Factory Outlet (TFO) was opened to the public in 2011. The name narrates a story and the concept is designed as a win-win for the masses of Sri Lanka.
“One half of our mission is to set affordable prices for everyone. The other, more important half is to become the trendsetter for Sri Lanka and the world. We don’t want to sell clothes just for the sake of it”, Managing Director Asif Iqbal states in a press release.
Currently operating in three locations (Mount Lavinia, Havelock and Pelawatta), their stores will immediately transport one away from the noise and pollution of the city to a cool, tranquil oasis for shopaholics. One will get lost in the array of designer clothing and accessories. The stores offer a curated collection of attire for men, women and children.
This collection ranges from children’s party wear to a glamorous selection of costume jewelry, and from sporty cricket kits to casual beach slippers. There is also a sizeable collection of affordable, luxurious formal wear for today’s generation of working men and women. This truly makes The Factory Outlet a shopping destination for everyone.
In celebration of the 5 years, TFO conducts its 5th Gala Anniversary Sale to share this successful milestone with its customers by providing 50% discount on all items.
This event is taking place at the moment at the Excel World premises (Darley Road) from 10am to 9pm and will end tomorrow (March 5). Consumers will be offered a wide range of clothing which includes a variety of office wear, casual wear, sportswear, beach wear and many more.
TFO has already set a benchmark in its almost half a decade of operation in Sri Lanka. The young company yearns to take the fashion industry to greater heights and is set to open even more branches in the near future. Our island is undoubtedly going to flourish in style