Experienced Consultant required: Handloom Industry Sri Lanka

SL-Weave-wshop5Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) are seeking to employ a Design Development Consultant, for Sri Lanka’s Handloom Industry, to advise and support the hand weaving industry, which has seen a decline in its exports in past years.

Applicants should have international experience of design, product development and marketing within the hand weaving or related industry. Initially, the applicant would be engaged for between 10 and 15 days, during which time they would devise and run workshops, visit 4-5 individual companies to provide focused support and advice, and meet with the EDB to make recommendations for the future.

The aim of the initiative is to help the industry evolve new products and enhance its existing range with a view to increasing demand from western and tourist markets. The EDB have requested that interested applicants should prepare detailed proposal for a 10 to 15 day programme, together with a CV and estimate of full costs including professional fee. Address to: Director of Industrial Products Chitranjali Dissanayake 42 Navam Mawatha Colombo 2 SriLanka Or email (for his attention) edb@tradesnetsl.lk

For more detailed information contact J. Shellard: j.m.shellard@btinternet.com

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