From its inception KALARO has created hand knitted and hand crocheted garments and accessories of exceptional high quality of unparalleled creativity and design utilizing our resources to the highest capacity.
Working closely with international yarn manufacturers and designers, KALARO has produced collections to promote our clients' yarns and designs.
Hand-knitting on a commercial scale for export was first started in Sri Lanka in 1979, when a few local businessmen,
and a Norwegian Yarn Manufacturing Company started a joint-venture to train local women in rural areas in the Scandinavian method of circular knitting which was not known in Sri Lanka then. The company grew from strength to strength establishing knitting centers in many rural areas of the island.
Having been in this project from the inception since 1979, Priyantha Subasinghe established a proprietorship under the name KALARO in 2007. In 2017, ten years after establishment, the proprietorship was transformed to a limited liability company to face the challenges of the future. Thus, many of our hand-knitters are highly skilled with over 35 years experience and the ‘Cream’ of Sri Lanka’s Hand Knitting Industry.
Striving to meet the highest standards of design, quality and performance to the markets for which we produce by utilizing our resources to the highest capacity and involving the expertise and talents of all our skillful hand knitters and employees.
To take the industry to the village by earning admiration among clients from across the globe for producing exceptionally high quality hand-knitted woolen garments.
To be the leader in producing premium hand knitted and crochet garments of unparalleled creativity and design to customers across the world.
To provide the opportunity of learning a lifetime skill and gainful employment, to under privileged rural women by setting up knitting centres in areas where such jobs are scarce with the flexibility to attend to family matters and household chores and thereby preserving the family unit.
To uplift the living standards of rural women and contribute even in a small way to the country's macro economics in the development of low income families.
We at Kalaro understand that it is necessary to earn profits to survive, however with our objective and the social obligations therein we strive to create more benefits for our employees for the upliftment of their living standards.
Professional ethics, Commitment, Confidence, Loyalty & Creativity.