Blog: Leonie BarrieSri Lankan company wins firm of the year

Leonie Barrie | 24 June 2015

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.

The company, which makes knitted fabrics for the intimate apparel and active wear industries, was named International Textile Firm of the Year. A joint venture between Hong Kong’s Pacific Textiles and Brandix Lanka, it counts Marks & Spencer, Victoria’s Secret, Fila, Tezenis, Intimissmi and Calvin Klein amongst its clients.

The accolade comes just a month after Brandix Group secured the top slot as Global Supplier of the Year to apparel giant PVH Corp for its strategic collaboration on the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Heritage Brands across multiple underwear categories.

The World Textile Awards saw a raft of entries from all four corners of the globe, with individual category winners as follows:

  • Fibre Producer of the Year: Indorama Ventures Ltd, Indonesia
  • Spinner of the Year: Vardhman Textiles Ltd, India
  • Weaver of the Year: Taylor & Lodge, United Kingdom
  • Dyer & Finisher of the Year: Textured Jersey Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Garment Maker of the Year: CKT Apparel (Hirdaramani Group), Sri Lanka
  • Technical Textile Producer of the Year: DSM Dyneema, United States

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