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Sri Lanka sets sights on game-changing solutions

Already well-known for its apparel industry innovation - establishing the world's first 'green garment factories, emphasising its ethical 'G...

Sri Lankan apparel industry in optimistic mood

Sri Lanka's apparel manufacturers see export demand holding up this year despite concerns about a slowing European economy, thanks to a focu...


Lee Adendorff | 9 Dec 2013

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.


Dilshani Samaraweera | 21 Nov 2011

Sri Lankan garment factories say they are not asking for higher prices for environmentally friendly garments - just more orders. And, at a time when margins are threatened by slowing Western economies, the proposition could be a win-win for both Sri Lankan manufacturers and international buyers.


Petah Marian | 24 Oct 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.


Joe Ayling | 19 Nov 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.

Latest Interviews

Joe Ayling | 25 Feb 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.

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Leonie Barrie | 20 Nov 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 26 Apr 2017

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.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Aug 2016

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.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 2016

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.


Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 2015

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. 


Katie Smith | 2 Jul 2015

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.


Leonie Barrie | 18 May 2015

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.


Katie Smith | 10 Feb 2015

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.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Nov 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Sep 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2014

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.


Richard Woodard | 31 Jul 2014

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.


Katie Smith | 18 Jul 2014

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.


Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 4 Jun 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Nov 2013

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.


Richard Woodard | 10 Oct 2013

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.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 2013

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).


Poorna Rodrigo | 1 Jul 2013

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.


Katie Smith | 21 Feb 2013

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Textiles Intelligence | 5 Dec 2012

Sustainable production is seen by Sri Lankan textile and apparel manufacturers as an attractive selling point when competing for orders from Western buyers.


Petah Marian | 19 Nov 2012

Sustainability is an ever-evolving concept and even Brandix, whose pioneering eco-factory opened in 2008, needs to work to retain its cutting edge as others nip at its heels.


Dilshani Samaraweera | 5 Sep 2012

Sri Lankan apparel giant Brandix Group says efforts to boost the sustainability of its operations have also given it a significant competitive advantage, contributing to bottom-line growth by cutting costs and upping sales.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 2014

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Leonie Barrie | 25 Mar 2014

Innovation seems to be the name of the game for two projects seeking new solutions for the apparel and textile sectors.

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