Marks and Spencer opened its first eco-factories in Sri Lanka in 2008 in partnership with two of the country's biggest garment producers, Br...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is preparing to begin operations at its second industrial park, located in Giriulla in the north west of the country.
MAS Holdings, the largest apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has developed what it says is "revolutionary" wearable technology as part of an alliance with leading solutions provider Flex International.
Apparel manufacturer MAS Active is to benefit from access to capital under a new trade supplier finance facility for Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
UK-based software provider DeSL is partnering with Swedish IT consultancy iStone as its Fashion PLM partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MAS Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s largest fashion manufacturing companies, has selected DeSL’s PLM solution to manage its entire product development process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lingerie maker MAS Holdings has set up a central ‘Brand Protection Unit’ to protect its customers’ brand names from counterfeiting and unauthorised sale.
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.
Marks & Spencer CEO Sir Stuart Rose today (25 April) paid a one-day flying visit to Sri Lanka to open the world’s first ‘green’ garment manufacturing plants which will supply clothing to M&S stores.
Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.
The MAS Fabric Park in Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with a local private power producer to supply ‘green’ power to manufacture bras for Marks and Spencer.
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