CMB 1948 – Two young Sri Lankan entrepreneurs launch their Seasonal Collection – ‘ ESSENTIALS’

Two young Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, Akarsha Weerasooriya and Saliya Gunasekera launched their apparel collection CMB1948 last year.

A young and hip Sri Lankan apparel brand, CMB 1948 debuted with a collection of premium T Shirts that sold out on line in no time.

Started by two young entrepreneurs, Akarsha Weerasooriya and Saliya Gunasekara, both Thomians, CMB 1948 introduced a new element of style to the social media savvy generation of shoppers.


To celebrate the Season, CMB 1948 has introduced a new line of ‘Essential’ T Shirts to enhance the concept of gift giving – “ Our Seasonal Collection of T Shirts make the perfect gifts” says Akarsha, “ It’s a versatile unisex collection that is curated specially for the discerning.”

As always, CMB 1948 takes pride in their attention to detail and functionality in creating comfortable yet fashionable clothing, says Saliya, “Highest quality, trendiest colours and shapes are our brand’s best known features.”

As young Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, Akarsha and Saliya believe in taking their brand to new heights.

Available in especially curated colours such as White, Coral, Black and Navy Blue, the CMB 1948 Essentials have been launched for both for men and women.

“ The entire collection is made with premium fabric –  The Essentials take pride of place as a collection that focuses on a concept of wearing well cut clothes for any and every occasion.”

CMB1948 takes inspiration from everything Sri Lankan which is reflected in their name, highlighting Colombo as a destination and 1948 as the year of independence for Sri Lanka.

“ CMB 1948 is proudly made in Sri Lanka and seeks to meet international standards – from the quality levels to the trends we reflect.”

As social media influencers for their generation, both Akarsha and Saliya understand perfectly well what works – fashion-wise. CMB1948 collections are developed carefully, in keeping with changing trends and choices ; the brand echoes a strong Sri Lankan identity that is trendy and hip while being functional and appealing.

Their previous collections have been inspired by Sri Lankan way of life -as young Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, they seek to create a truly Sri Lankan appeal with their collections.

” A world class finish and highest quality, combined with pleasing aesthetics and great cut are all vital aspects of our brand.” says Akarsha.

Check out their social media pages @CMB1948 , both of Instagram and Facebook.

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