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14 steps to becoming an M&S eco-factory

Marks and Spencer opened its first eco-factories in Sri Lanka in 2008 in partnership with two of the country's biggest garment producers, Br...

IMB Select: web-based systems on show

IMB Select, the new two-day textile and apparel IT exhibition in Germany, promised a platform to showcase the latest software developments s... | 23 May 2011

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.

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.

Leonie Barrie | 15 Nov 2010

Leading figures in Sri Lanka's garment industry continue to invest in building a manufacturing nation viewed as both green and ethical by international buyers.

Niki Tait | 2 Jun 2010

One of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, brands and their suppliers is how to speed up garment design and development when most of the people involved in the process work in different places - often in different time zones and speaking different languages.

Latest Interviews

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2013

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.

Petah Marian | 2 Jan 2013

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.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2018

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.

Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 6 Apr 2018

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.

Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2018

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.

Michelle Russell | 5 Apr 2017

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.

Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2017

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. 

Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 2016

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. 

Leonie Barrie | 13 Nov 2013

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

Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 2013

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.

Katie Smith | 11 Jul 2013

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.

Leonie Barrie | 22 May 2013

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

Dilshani Samaraweera | 25 Sep 2012

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.

Petah Marian | 28 Oct 2011

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.

Dilshani Samaraweera | 7 Oct 2011

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.

Joe Ayling | 14 Oct 2010

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.

Joe Ayling | 23 Jun 2010

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.

Dilshani Samaraweera | 10 May 2010

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer MAS Holdings has succesfully launched its first own-label brand in India, called Amante, the brand's boss has told just-style. | 2 Feb 2010

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

Leonie Barrie | 3 Dec 2009

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. | 28 Sep 2009

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. | 20 Aug 2009

Sabre Technologies, a subsidiary of garment giant MAS Holdings, and TradeCard Inc of the US, have established a new company called TradeCard Services to offer “financial supply chain automation” tools for apparel and footwear firms in the South Asian region. | 15 Aug 2008

Sri Lanka’s Stretchline Holdings, a specialist in performance enhancing apparel products, was one of the firms that helped Speedo produce the LZR Racer swimsuit that has proved so popular at the Olympics.

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