23 December 2013
Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.
13 November 2013
Apparel manufacturer MAS Active is to benefit from access to capital under a new trade supplier finance facility for Sri Lanka.
15 October 2013
An international clothing and textile conference has heard how the growing retail market in the Asia-Pacific region may enable emerging economies such as Sri Lanka to realise ambitious dreams to become regional production hubs.
2 October 2013
To meet apparel and textile brands' desire to move into fast fashion, manufacturers have begun to embrace new production processes that improve efficiency and performance.
18 September 2013
Fashion and lifestyle business consultant Attune Consulting has announced a number of new executive appointments after securing a US$20m investment from MAS Holdings, the South Asia-based manufacturer of intimate wear, sportswear and swimwear.
11 July 2013
Narrow fabrics and knitted elastics supplier Stretchline has launched a new elastic to help lingerie and activewear manufacturers offer a better fit and more comfort for their customers.
22 May 2013
UK-based software provider DeSL is partnering with Swedish IT consultancy iStone as its Fashion PLM partner.
2 January 2013
Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.
25 September 2012
The government of India has agreed to increase Sri Lanka's duty-free export quota for apparel by 5m pieces, more than doubling the previous allocation.
28 October 2011
Top stories this week included an article on the steps required to become an M&S eco-factory, the shifting focus of Chinese manufacturers towards their domestic market, and concerns about that country's economic relationship with the US.
24 October 2011
Marks and Spencer opened its first eco-factories in Sri Lanka in 2008 in partnership with two of the country's biggest garment producers, Brandix and MAS Holdings. The most recent recipient of the accolade was Courtaulds, whose hosiery plant in Derbyshire became the first UK facility to attain the status less than a fortnight ago. But what exactly does M&S look at as part of its audit, and what does it take for factories to reach eco factory status with M&S? 14 steps are outlined below.
7 October 2011
MAS Holdings has opened a new US$5m factory dedicated to the production of clothing for Victoria's Secret's 'Pink Collegiate Collection,' which also calls on the group's lean manufacturing skills.
3 October 2011
Just as fashion styles and trends have gone global, so have the IT vendors that cater to these companies - and those that sell ERP and PLM applications are no exception.
23 May 2011
This week the latest reports available from just-style evaluate the clothing, accessories and luxury goods market in Bulgaria, the UK apparel retailing sector, and trends in the US clothing import market.
25 February 2011
Few have been more instrumental in the positioning of Sri Lanka's 'garments without guilt' apparel industry than Ashroff Omar. Joe Ayling interviewed the Brandix Lanka chief executive during a recent visit to the country.
21 December 2010
IMB Select, the new two-day textile and apparel IT exhibition in Germany, promised a platform to showcase the latest software developments specifically for the fashion and textile supply chain. In the first of two reports, Niki Tait looks at some of the web-based systems on show.
19 November 2010
Two of Sri Lanka's most prominent manufacturing groups say they have not yet felt the effect of losing the GSP+ (generalised system of preferences) status with the EU.
15 November 2010
Leading figures in Sri Lanka's garment industry continue to invest in building a manufacturing nation viewed as both green and ethical by international buyers.
14 October 2010
This year's Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) will take place under the theme of Design Difference, as part of an industry strategy to add more value to its apparel production.
23 June 2010
Spanish textiles company Dogi International Fabrics has announced the sale of its stake in Sri Lankan unit DogiEFA to a local partner for US$800,000.
2 June 2010
One of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, brands and their suppliers is how to speed up garment design and development when most of the people involved in the process work in different places - often in different time zones and speaking different languages.
10 May 2010
Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer MAS Holdings has succesfully launched its first own-label brand in India, called Amante, the brand's boss has told just-style.
2 February 2010
MAS Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s largest fashion manufacturing companies, has selected DeSL’s PLM solution to manage its entire product development process.
3 December 2009
The Sri Lankan apparel industry has been thwarted in its plans to label garments stocked in major US and EU retailers with its 'Garments without Guilt' slogan – but believes its focus on eco-factories will continue to drive the campaign forward.
30 November 2009
Even though consumers are increasingly aware of ethical fashions, they are still reluctant to spend more money on products that have been sustainably sourced, according to industry executives in Sri Lanka this week.
28 September 2009
MAS Active, the sports and active wear division of MAS Holdings, has partnered with Nike Inc to set up an apparel innovation and training centre in Sri Lanka.
20 August 2009
Sabre Technologies, a subsidiary of garment giant MAS Holdings, and TradeCard Inc of the US, have established a new company called TradeCard Services to offer “financial supply chain automation” tools for apparel and footwear firms in the South Asian region.
15 August 2008
Sri Lanka’s Stretchline Holdings, a specialist in performance enhancing apparel products, was one of the firms that helped Speedo produce the LZR Racer swimsuit that has proved so popular at the Olympics.
3 June 2008
Lingerie maker MAS Holdings has set up a central ‘Brand Protection Unit’ to protect its customers’ brand names from counterfeiting and unauthorised sale.
13 May 2008
Spanish textiles company Dogi has won a contract to supply Marks & Spencer's Sri Lankan lingerie supplier with stretch fabrics for upcoming lines, the company has announced in a statement to just-style.