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Hameedia now dresses third generation grooms

One of Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialists, Hameedia, today prides itself in dressing third generation grooms. From the simple tailoring establishment which opened its doors in 1949, Hameedia has evolved over the years to occupy top slot as the country’s most sought after grooming specialist. This isn’t confined to grooms alone, but encompasses the entire gamut of men’s grooming for any and all occasions.

Marking this watershed in its journey through men’s fashion and grooming, Hameedia celebrates June – the month of weddings – with a novel campaign which encompasses the essence of sartorial elegance.

Hameedia Managing Director
Fouzul Hameed

A creation by Hameedia

Aptly themed “Three Generations – the Tradition lives on…” the campaign is three-pronged and focuses on tailor-made suits, ready-made suits and total grooming solutions.

Managing Director Fouzul Hameed said, “Recent research sadly indicates once again that nearly 90% of Sri Lankan bridegrooms wait until the last moment to choose their clothes. This figure is alarming. While these are the last minute shoppers, only 10% of the prospective grooms spend time planning. This has to be avoided at all costs”.

Hameed reiterated that one’s wedding is undoubtedly the most important day of one’s life. “One must thus endeavour to be a class apart. The complete wedding collection from Hameedia has been custom-made to ensure that one complements one’s bride. Unparalleled quality, style and fit are the hallmarks of our clothes. Be it ready-made or tailor made attire, we use the best of the fabrics and accessories which are used by the best of the brands around the world,” he said.

‘The Grooms’ Studio’ situated at the Hameedia Flagship Store on Galle Road, Wellawatte is the first-of-its-kind in the region and caters to the minutest details of bridegrooms-to-be, literally from head to toe.

A prospective bridegroom can avail himself of the specialized consultancy services of Fouzul Hameed and his experienced ‘Fashion Guides’ Grooming Team at “The Groom’s Studio’ with regard to every facet of a man’s grooming requirements. He will be advised on all his clothing needs from head to toe. This also includes the groom’s entire retinue, to complete the total picture.

The role of a bridegroom is not merely dressing well and looking great. Deportment and the complete look are critical. The experience at “The Groom’s Studio” thus also includes key areas like hair and skin care, posture and manners etc since these too are critical components for the overall look. In fact nothing is impossible.

Hameedia offers a wide range of original brands – both international labels and also its own. This has enabled Hameedia to further cater to the personalized and diverse needs of the groom from suits, shirts, waist coats, cravats, bows, handkerchiefs and ties to belts, socks and even shoes. If you one is looking for the best and complete grooming solutions, Hameedia is the place to be.

“With our 60+ years of expertise and know-how, we produce Sri Lanka’s best dressed grooms with the best possible wedding attire. We make them look and feel special on their special day. It’s the most important day of one’s life. One owes it to oneself to look one’s best and be different”, Hameed said.


Papyrus appointed distributor for Glow Images, Photosindia

A new vista of creative choice has opened up for buyers of stock photography in Sri Lanka, following the appointment of Papyrus Papers (Pvt) Ltd., as the authorized distributor for Glow Images and Photosindia.

The appointment provides designers, production houses and media with access to more than 30 million royalty-free and rights-managed stock photography in hundreds of categories, and the possibility of specially negotiated rates, the company said.

Glow Images (www.glowimages.com) is a full service premium producer and distributor of royalty-free and rights-managed stock photography with over 20 million high resolution digital stock photos and illustrations available for immediate download. The company’s online stock photography library includes multicultural and multiethnic stock photography, travel stock photography, nature, animals, pets, wildlife, holidays, lifestyle, business, families, kids, children, active seniors, baby boomers, objects, concepts, science, still life, home and office interiors, architectural images, food photography, medical stock photography and much more.

Photosindia.com (www.photosindia.com) is a new service offering more than 10 million high-quality royalty-free stock images. The creation of a collaborative team including experienced stock photographers, photo editors, Internet designers, digital artists and clients, the company amalgamates all the processes of Stock Photography to provide high quality, wide variety and true value.

“Our partnership with these two great stock photography resources complements our business of supplying fine papers from global brand icons such as Conqueror,” said Ashan Abeyesundere, CEO of Papyrus Papers. “We already account for about 70 percent of the market for fine papers in Sri Lanka, and have long-established contacts with the top designers and production agencies,” he said.

He said the company has also acquired an in-depth knowledge and experience of serving the market for stock photography through its representation of Getty Images. Papyrus Papers Director Michelle Abeyesundere said the company’s expansion into stock photography representation was the first of several new developments planned for 2012-13, a year of diversification for the 10 year old business.

Papyrus Papers has represented several leading paper brands in Sri Lanka since 2002. The company offers designers and printers an unparalleled range of creative papers to choose from, with Conqueror as its flagship brand, leveraging a century strong heritage.


Global bank picks DHL to pioneer carbon neutral courier service

DHL’s pioneering carbon offset solution DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service is a positive new asset for environmentally-savvy financial institutions. DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has contracts with several major banks for DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral services regionally and recently secured one global account. The fully-audited service enables customers to offset carbon emissions generated by international courier services by reinvesting in certified carbon management programs.

Standard Chartered Bank is the first bank to adopt DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service globally, signing a worldwide contract to make 95 percent of the bank’s international courier services carbon neutral. DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service will be implemented in stages by Standard Chartered, with services up and running in Australia, Bangladesh ,China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States of America and Vietnam.

Approximately 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions are expected to be offset each year, when DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service is implemented in the majority of the bank’s global network. This partnership assumes unique significance as Standard Chartered Bank is the first customer for DHL Express Sri Lanka that has adopted its GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service and leads the way for corporate organizations towards engaging sustainable solutions encouraging others to be more responsible towards the environment.

DHL’s own global sustainability programme aims to improve carbon efficiency by 30 percent by 2020 [benchmarked to 2007 levels].

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