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MAS Holdings chairman honoured for humanitarian work Beth Wright | 8 Feb 19

Mahesh Amalean, the chairman and co-founder of Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has been honoured for his humanitarian work in the apparel sector.

Asian-owned factories help grow Haiti garment sector Melissa Williams-Sambrano | 22 Nov 18

By this time next year, there could be as many as 30 garment manufacturing factories that are owned and operated by Asia-based companies in Haiti, according to Georges Sassine, president of the Association des Industries d'Haïti (ADIH).

MAS US Holdings to benefit from Foreign Trade Zone approval Michelle Russell | 7 Nov 18

MAS US Holdings, a subsidiary company of Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings, has been approved for a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) sub-zone with sites at its Siler City and Asheboro locations in North Carolina.

MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence" Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 18

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has been recognised as Exporting Conglomerate of the Year thanks to its work towards positioning the country as an ethical and sustainable sourcing destination.

MAS's Twinery calls for new textile innovations Beth Wright | 27 Jul 18

Twinery, the innovation arm of Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings, is looking for partners to create what it calls the "textile technologies of tomorrow".

MAS Holdings prepares for major energy drive Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 18

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings has launched a renewable energy initiative, which will see the implementation of what it claims is one of the region’s largest recorded multi-site roof mounted projects.

MAS Holdings ramps up chemical management efforts Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 18

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is ramping up its efforts to eliminate hazardous chemicals throughout its global operations with the roll-out of an online chemical information management system to more countries.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 6 Apr 18

Top stories this week on just-style include relief at the decision by the Trump administration to exclude apparel and footwear from proposed new tariffs on products imported from China, plans by the US to suspend the duty-free treatment for all AGOA-eligible apparel products from Rwanda, and MAS Holdings setting new goals to help drive sustainable manufacturing in Sri Lanka.

MAS Holdings sets new goals on bio-diversity Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 18

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings has set new goals to help drive sustainable manufacturing in the country and directly support bio-diversity.

Sri Lanka's MAS to open first US manufacturing facility Michelle Russell | 5 Apr 17

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is to open its first production and development centre in the US in a move designed to improve speed to market and flexibility for its customers.

MAS Holdings planning second industrial park Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 17

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 and Flex form wearable technology alliance Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 16

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. 

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 13

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.

SRI LANKA: MAS Active accesses supplier finance scheme Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 13

Apparel manufacturer MAS Active is to benefit from access to capital under a new trade supplier finance facility for Sri Lanka.

Fast fashion: Manufacturers embrace new production processes Kitty So | 2 Oct 13

To meet apparel and textile brands' desire to move into fast fashion, manufacturers have begun to embrace new production processes that improve efficiency and performance.

US: Attune Consulting placed for growth with new team Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 13

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.

SRI LANKA: Stretchline launches Fit-U elastic to improve fit Katie Smith | 11 Jul 13

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.

SWEDEN: iStone becomes DeSL Fashion PLM partner Leonie Barrie | 22 May 13

UK-based software provider DeSL is partnering with Swedish IT consultancy iStone as its Fashion PLM partner.

SRI LANKA: To benefit as India lifts apparel import quota Dilshani Samaraweera | 25 Sep 12

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 on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 28 Oct 11

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.

SRI LANKA: MAS opens US$5m factory for Pink Collegiate line Dilshani Samaraweera | 7 Oct 11

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.

just-style management briefing: ERP-PLM vendors eye growth in emerging markets Ivan Castano Freeman | 3 Oct 11

Just as fashion styles and trends have gone global, so have the IT vendors that cater to these companies - and those that sell ERP and PLM applications are no exception.

just-style’s research roundup | 23 May 11

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.

Sri Lankan suppliers shrug off GSP+ impact Joe Ayling | 19 Nov 10

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.

SRI LANKA: Annual festival to showcase design edge Joe Ayling | 14 Oct 10

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.

SPAIN: Dogi to sell stake in Sri Lanka unit Joe Ayling | 23 Jun 10

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 LANKA: MAS selects DeSL’s PLM solution | 2 Feb 10

MAS Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s largest fashion manufacturing companies, has selected DeSL’s PLM solution to manage its entire product development process.

SRI LANKA: Eco-factories undeterred by label setback Leonie Barrie | 3 Dec 09

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.

INSIGHT: Sustainable fashion struggles to bridge price gap Leonie Barrie | 30 Nov 09

Even though consumers are increasingly aware of ethical fashions, they are still reluctant to spend more money on products that have been sustainably sourced, according to industry executives in Sri Lanka this week.

SRI LANKA: Nike and MAS team on apparel training centre | 28 Sep 09

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.


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