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Hirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 2020

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.


MAS's Runway Kit offers low MOQs for fashion start-ups 5 Nov 2019

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.


Sri Lanka apparel makers see delays following floods 5 Jun 2017

Just days since floods and landslides ravaged parts of Sri Lanka, the country's apparel manufacturers are warning they may need more time to honour current orders. But they are also confident the sector will recover so that 2017 exports are not seriously affected.


Sri Lanka clothing exports set for further growth 23 Oct 2015

The Sri Lankan clothing industry has built up a good reputation for quality and delivery among buyers in the markets of developed countries and has the potential to capitalise further on its inherent strengths, according to a new report.


Sri Lanka sets sights on game-changing solutions 19 Mar 2014

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.

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Sri Lanka sees orders slow as coronavirus hits main export markets 5 Mar 2020

Sri Lanka is dealing with a fall in apparel order volumes as the coronavirus outbreak causes uncertainty among retailers and consumers.


Sri Lanka garment and textile exports up over 5% in 2019 18 Feb 2020

Sri Lanka recorded over 5% growth in the export of textiles and garments in 2019, new data shows, thanks to growth in exports to non-traditional markets such as Canada, Australia and China.


Sri Lanka supplier Star Garment hits net-zero status 30 Jan 2020

Sri Lankan manufacturing giant Star Garment Group has been awarded carbon neutral status across its entire operations.


Sri Lanka's Knitline Apparels to set up high-tech facility 27 Jan 2020

A high-tech sustainable knitwear manufacturing plant is to be set up in Sri Lanka, with the ambition of ensuring zero waste.


New initiative to boost Sri Lanka apparel sector sustainability 19 Dec 2019

HSBC and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are embarking on a joint project to help transition Sri Lanka's garment sector into a low carbon industry.


South Asia innovators pitch to Fashion for Good 29 Nov 2019

Innovations ranging from blockchain traceability solutions to using machine learning to reduce waste in the production and fitting stage of the supply chain, were among those pitched at the first Innovation Day held by Fashion for Good in South Asia.


Sri Lanka apparel group boss calls for skills accreditation 27 Nov 2019

Sri Lanka needs to better accredit its clothing sector workers' skills through government-certified institutions to help manufacturers increase exports, the head of the country’s clothing industry body says.


India grows presence at Intex South Asia sourcing show 16 Oct 2019

The fifth edition of the Intex South Asia textile sourcing show will see a larger participation from India this year, with an Indian textile dyes and chemicals zone debuting at the event.


MAS's Twinery tackles waste in apparel production 9 Oct 2019

Twinery – the research and tech division of Sri Lankan manufacturing giant MAS Holdings – has partnered with Swiss textile chemistry company HeiQ on a new technology to reduce waste in its apparel production supply chain.


Sri Lanka unions protest at employment law changes 27 Aug 2019

Trade unions in Sri Lanka have been calling for the withdrawal of unified employment law that is being proposed by the government, which they believe will undermine worker rights and eventually lead to poorer working conditions.

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Who won the 2015 World Textile Awards? 12 May 2016

Textured Jersey Lanka has again been recognised at the World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute, being named ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’ for the second year running.


Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year 24 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.