Business and Economics
CFW introduces Responsible Meter for each garment presented in association with Responsible Fashion Movement

Colombo Fashion Week introduces a first-of-its-kind audit system, the Responsible Meter, where every garment presented on the ramp will have a Responsible score making it accountable and transparent. Responsible Meter as it is called was developed in association with the Responsible Fashion Movement (RFM).

A special panel appointed by CFW and RFM, trained and briefed the participating designers on the process so that their collection planning and creation can follow the new system.

The audit is a part of a new concept titled “Responsibility in Fashion” to drive sustainable change in the global fashion industry. The audit system is a result of progressive feedback, research, and professional input from the design fraternity and has now been formalized with 14 high-profile designers. Together with CFW and RFM, these 14 designers are the first group that is pioneering this new direction and they take the lead towards transforming how the global fashion industry operates.

Dialog Launched the Innovative Apple Watch Series 5 in Sri Lanka

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and the only 4G VoLTE and VoWiFi mobile network, authorised reseller and partner network for Apple devices, launched the highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 5 in Sri Lanka on 7th February 2020.

Customers who purchase the Apple Watch Series 5 devices through Dialog will receive exclusive offers including credit card offers and Club Vision discounts. The Apple Watch Series 5, used via Bluetooth, is designed to make calls, text, stream music, and much more. The product is available in two models; where the 44mm model is priced at Rs. 99,990/- and the 40mm model is priced at Rs. 92,990/-.
The Apple Watch Series 5 has a display that’s always on, showing the time and important information — without the need to raise one’s wrist.

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Expo Visa Services to provide free visa application services to Persons with Disabilities

In a bid to extend a practical helping hand to persons with disabilities, Expo Visa Services, a subsidiary of Expolanka Holdings reached out to the Specialized Training and Disability Resource Centre of Employers' Federation of Ceylon (EFC) to provide visa application services to persons with disabilities seeking foreign training opportunities. Accordingly, Expo Visa Services will provide all visa related services to persons with disabilities through EFC free of charge except for the visa processing fees charged by embassies.

“Visa application process to most countries requires a lot of complicated documentation, online submissions as well as in person visits to submit applications and collect visa. The entire process can be cumbersome to someone with disabilities. Hence, we wished to step forward to make life a little easier for them. We hope to provide them with hassle free services and offer all the necessary guidance to obtain visa for career advancement purposes,” commented Chanaka Rajaratne, Head of EVS.

Expo Visa Services will facilitate the entire visa application process from filling applications, documentation, collecting and delivering documents, embassy submission and accompanying applicants to their visa submissions where necessary. The Company will also provide other services such as attestation, translations and more importantly door to door services.

“At the moment, visa application is a stressful process to persons with disabilities. Lack of proper guidance is one of the main setbacks they face during the entire process.

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