Latest Insights

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.

Sri Lanka and China trade talks spark intense debate 18 Oct 2013

The much publicised talks to strike a free trade agreement (FTA) between the world's largest clothing and textile exporter, China, and upcoming niche outsourcer Sri Lanka, is sparking intense debate about its potential impact.

Latest News

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.

Sri Lanka June exports boosted by garment growth 22 Aug 2019

Sri Lanka's earnings from industrial exports rose in June, lifted by greater demand for garment and textile products.

Accenture to help Brandix "future-ready" its operations 7 Aug 2019

Leading Sri-Lankan apparel manufacturer Brandix is to work with consultancy Accenture to transform its manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources operations "to set the stage for the company's digital future."

MAS and Hellmann Worldwide expand logistics joint venture 17 Jul 2019

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.

Crystal to scale up fabric waste recycling in Sri Lanka 20 Jun 2019

Apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International Group Limited is aiming to recycle 40% of the fabric waste generated by its Sri Lanka factories this year following the success of a fabric waste upcycling pilot project.

Latest blogs

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.