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MAS Holdings set to open a new factory in Kenya Ramadhan Rajab | 20 Nov 19

Sri Lankan apparel and textile manufacturer MAS Holdings is set to open a new factory in Kenya in January, that will create between 3,000 and 3,500 jobs directly, according to the head of the Kenyan export processing zone that will host the facility.

MAS's Runway Kit offers low MOQs for fashion start-ups Michelle Russell | 5 Nov 19

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has launched a new unit called Runway Kit for fashion start-ups and medium scale swimwear/activewear brands seeking custom clothing design, prototyping and low minimum order quantities (MOQs) with a focus on sustainability.

MAS and Hellmann Worldwide expand logistics joint venture Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 19

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric conglomerate MAS Holdings and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics are expanding their joint venture logistics and supply chain-related activities with a new logistics centre.

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.

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, MAS Bodyline Petah Marian | 2 Jan 13

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.

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.

SOURCING: 14 steps to becoming an M&S eco-factory Petah Marian | 24 Oct 11

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.

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.

Speaking with style: Ashroff Omar, CEO, Brandix Joe Ayling | 25 Feb 11

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.

IMB Select: web-based systems on show Niki Tait | 21 Dec 10

IMB Select, the new two-day textile and apparel IT exhibition in Germany, promised a platform to showcase the latest software developments specifically for the fashion and textile supply chain. In the first of two reports, Niki Tait looks at some of the web-based systems on show.



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