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.

Barcelona-based Dogi will supply 300,000 metres of stretch fabric a year to MAS Holdings to make M&S' lingerie at its new green factory in Sri Lanka's MAS Fabrik Park industrial complex.

Dogi also operates a "functional stretch fabrics" factory at the site, under a 50/50 joint venture with MAS Holdings called Dogiefa.

MAS' green factory uses 40% less power than conventional manufacturing facilities by using solar panels and other technologies, Dogi said.

M&S chief executive Stuart Rose said the factory will make "high quality intimate apparel",

The contract is a boon for Dogi, which is struggling to emerge from years of losses and operational woes in Asia.

The company recently announced it will close its Philippines factory, dismissing 322 workers. D

ogi recently won deals to supply lingerie fibres to Teleono and Speedo which should help it deliver a EUR800,000 (US$1.24m) net profit target this year.

By Ivan Castano Freeman.