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Brandix backs plans for renewable energy in Sri Lanka Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 20

Sri Lankan apparel and textile manufacturing giant Brandix has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote renewable energy in the country and ensure the biomass it uses is responsibly sourced from certified suppliers.

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Accenture to help Brandix "future-ready" its operations Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 19

Leading Sri-Lankan apparel manufacturer Brandix is to work with consultancy Accenture to transform its manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources operations "to set the stage for the company's digital future."

Brandix factory achieves net zero carbon status Beth Wright | 7 Jun 19

The Batticaloa factory of Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix claims to have become the world's first manufacturing facility to achieve 'Net Zero Carbon' status. 

Brandix to "aggressively" grow business with PLM Beth Wright | 19 Feb 19

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has successfully implemented a new PLM system to improve processes, products, and decision-making.

Brandix picks PLM to boost collaboration Beth Wright | 18 Apr 18

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has invested in a PLM system it says will improve collaboration and data control across the company.

Brandix eyes athleisure with Best Pacific fabric venture Leonie Barrie | 20 Nov 17

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix is launching a joint venture with synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce warp knit synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka.

Brandix rolls out Tukatech systems across all divisions Beth Wright | 26 Apr 17

Sri Lankan apparel producer Brandix has rolled out Tukatech's apparel software systems in factories for all divisions worldwide to help boost the efficiency of its product development and production.

Brandix again ranked Sri Lanka’s top exporter Leonie Barrie | 12 Aug 16

Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group has been named the country’s top exporter for two years in a row, securing a total of 11 awards at the recent Presidential Export Awards.

Brandix becomes first Cotton USA licensee in Sri Lanka Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 16

Brandix Textiles, one of Sri Lanka’s largest fabric manufacturers, has become the first Cotton USA licensee in Sri Lanka – as parent Brandix Group also continues to rack up export accolades.

2015 – A year in review – Supplier winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 16 Dec 15

Investments in new facilities, automation and technology, and worker training schemes paid dividends for some apparel suppliers in 2015, while others were hampered by pay disputes and safety violations.

Brandix HQ award adds to sustainability credentials Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 15

Sri Lanka's Brandix Group has added to its sustainability accolades by receiving the 'Gold Flame' efficiency award for its new head office, just nine months after it was commissioned. 

Textured Jersey to buy Ocean India for $15m Katie Smith | 2 Jul 15

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire knit fabric manufacturer Ocean India for US$15m, a move that will make it the only Sri Lankan-based multinational fabric mill and a leading textile player in South Asia.

Brandix named PVH ‘Global Supplier of the Year’ Leonie Barrie | 18 May 15

One of the world’s largest apparel companies has named Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group as its Global Supplier of the Year across all product categories represented by its global vendor base.

Textured Jersey Lanka “on track” after Q3 profit rise Katie Smith | 10 Feb 15

A 25% increase in third-quarter profit has put knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL) “back on track” to achieve a strong annual performance, despite setbacks earlier in the year.

Textured Jersey back on track as US demand recovers Leonie Barrie | 5 Nov 14

Textured Jersey Lanka says it is "back on a strong growth trajectory" as sales surged 29% in the second quarter thanks to a recovery in demand from its US customers.

SRI LANKA: Brandix selects first "game-changing" innovations Leonie Barrie | 12 Sep 14

The first of the potential "game-changing" apparel solutions that will be offered support by Sri Lankan exporter Brandix Group focus on speeding product development and time to market.

SRI LANKA: Textured Jersey Q1 profit hit by US slowdown Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 14

A drop in demand from some of its US customers after abnormal weather in the early part of the year kept shoppers away from stores, has weighed on first-quarter profits at knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka.

SRI LANKA: More Brandix plants win M&S green accolade Richard Woodard | 31 Jul 14

Two manufacturing plants in the Brandix Apparel Solutions Lingerie Cluster in Sri Lanka have been awarded the Eco Factory Attributes accolade by retailer Marks & Spencer.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 18 Jul 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an aggressive recovery plan unveiled by Mothercare's new boss, why Nicaragua apparel makers fear a bleak future from TPP, and Brandix takes new steps to encourage innovation in the country's textile and apparel industry.

SRI LANKA: Brandix takes new steps to encourage innovation Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 14

Apparel export giant Brandix has signed an MoU with the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC), through its Disrupt Unlimited start-up, as part of its efforts to encourage innovation in the country's textile and apparel industry.

SRI LANKA: Brandix gears for growth with US training initiative Leonie Barrie | 4 Jun 14

Sri Lankan apparel export giant Brandix is readying for future growth by teaming up with a US-based education expert to offer leadership training to more than 1,100 executives.

Factory safety: Auditing software provides a boost Kitty So | 2 May 14

With the need to check the safety of supply chains a growing concern, software providers are updating their products to help apparel and textile companies monitor their manufacturing and distribution partners.

Sri Lanka sets sights on game-changing solutions Leonie Barrie | 19 Mar 14

Already well-known for its apparel industry innovation - establishing the world's first 'green garment factories, emphasising its ethical 'Garments without Guilt' production, and pioneering in-factory approval on colour and fit - Sri Lanka is now setting its sights on driving new game-changing solutions for the apparel and textile sectors.

2013: A year in review - Sourcing winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 9 Dec 13

What a difference a year makes for garment-making countries. While some were crippled by ongoing unrest, deadly factory fires and natural disasters, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.

SRI LANKA: Brandix inks deal on outsourcing services Leonie Barrie | 12 Nov 13

Leading Sri Lankan apparel exporter Brandix has agreed a deal with global management consulting company Accenture for a range of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services covering human resources, finance and accounting and procurement.

SRI LANKA: Trade funding scheme aided by GT Nexus Richard Woodard | 10 Oct 13

The GT Nexus data platform helped apparel businesses Brandix and MAS access capital through the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) new investment programme for Sri Lanka.

SRI LANKA: Brandix to launch supplier trade finance facility Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 13

Leading Sri Lankan apparel exporter Brandix is looking to boost its global business after securing South Asia's first trade supplier finance facility from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Software solutions: ERP/PLM use grows in emerging markets Lee Adendorff | 1 Jul 13

Emerging markets, with their major outsourcing sectors, offer an excellent marketplace for operational software vendors. This is especially the case as American and European markets mature.

BANGLADESH: New garment units worth $50m to start operation Poorna Rodrigo | 1 Jul 13

Investors have shown faith in the long-term prospects of the Bangladesh clothing and textile sector, with four garment factories costing nearly US$50m starting operations in Bangladesh's Comilla Export Processing Zone (EPZ) this year.




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