SLDF highlights the innovation and trends in Sri Lanka’s multi-billion dollar fashion manufacturing industry, contemporary craft design, and interior design sectors.
The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) was conceptualized by the Academy of Design (AOD) in 2009 to fulfill the need for a platform with global reach to support and strengthen the growing design initiatives and activity in Sri Lanka.
The SLDF has become one of South Asia’s most business-friendly and commercially successful global platforms for design and related industries. Since its inception in 2009, SLDF has successfully delivered new international business partnerships and design-led growth opportunities for the Sri Lankan fashion and apparel industry by delivering commercial links and international exposure for these sectors by hosting a range of events to deliver a unique celebration of design.
Similarly, SLDF has been a game-changer in realigning traditional craft industries as a successful supplier for the hospitality trade, through design intervention and is now ready to deliver the same commercial success for Sri Lankan interior design and elevate it to a global stage parallel to fashion and contemporary craft.