Sri Lanka’s biggest design platform is celebrating its 7th anniversary!
SLDF is one of South Asia’s most business-friendly and commercially successful global platforms for apparel manufacturing, fashion, design and related industries. From its inception in 2009, SLDF has successfully delivered new international business partnerships and design-led growth opportunities for Sri Lankan fashion and apparel. Similarly, SLDF has been a game changer in realigning traditional craft industries as a successful supplier for tourism and hospitality trades through design intervention. The festival also provides an engaging platform for creative sectors like interior design, graphic and visual communication design. With a special focus on delivering commercial links and international exposure for design, the event annually hosts a range of exhibitions, shows, design forums and business-to-business networking events. Today, SLDF is a major design event in the South Asian region and draws in high-profile design thinkers, sustainability experts, retailers and design educators from across the globe, to deliver a unique celebration of fashion and design.
AOD international design campus is a pioneering design educator of the region, offering international undergraduate design education in design and fashion. Extending its mission beyond education, AOD acts as Sri Lanka’s design nucleus and drives initiatives like SLDF and ‘Design for Sustainable Development’ (www.islandcraft.lk) that exercises the power of design for socio-economic development.