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MAS Holdings set to open a new factory in Kenya

20 November 2019 | Ramadhan Rajab

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.... read more

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

5 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

MAS and Hellmann Worldwide expand logistics joint venture

17 July 2019 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

MAS Holdings chairman honoured for humanitarian work

8 February 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Asian-owned factories help grow Haiti garment sector

22 November 2018 | Melissa Williams-Sambrano

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).... read more

MAS US Holdings to benefit from Foreign Trade Zone approval

7 November 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence"

19 September 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

MAS's Twinery calls for new textile innovations

27 July 2018 | Beth Wright

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".... read more

MAS Holdings prepares for major energy drive

2 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

MAS Holdings ramps up chemical management efforts

14 June 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

6 April 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

MAS Holdings sets new goals on bio-diversity

3 April 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Sri Lanka's MAS to open first US manufacturing facility

5 April 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

MAS Holdings planning second industrial park

13 January 2017 | Michelle Russell

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. ... read more

MAS and Flex form wearable technology alliance

14 July 2016 | Michelle Russell

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. ... read more

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013...

23 December 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

SRI LANKA: MAS Active accesses supplier finance scheme

13 November 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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

Fast fashion: Manufacturers embrace new production processes

2 October 2013 | Kitty So

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.... read more

US: Attune Consulting placed for growth with new team

18 September 2013 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

SRI LANKA: Stretchline launches Fit-U elastic to improve fit

11 July 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

SWEDEN: iStone becomes DeSL Fashion PLM partner

22 May 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, MAS Bodyline

2 January 2013 | Petah Marian

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.... read more

SRI LANKA: To benefit as India lifts apparel import quota

25 September 2012 | Dilshani Samaraweera

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.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

28 October 2011 | Petah Marian

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.... read more

SOURCING: 14 steps to becoming an M&S eco-factory

24 October 2011 | Petah Marian

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.... read more

SRI LANKA: MAS opens US$5m factory for Pink Collegiate line

7 October 2011 | Dilshani Samaraweera

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.... read more

just-style management briefing: ERP-PLM vendors eye growth in emerging markets

3 October 2011 | Ivan Castano Freeman

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.... read more

just-style’s research roundup

23 May 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more

Speaking with style: Ashroff Omar, CEO, Brandix

25 February 2011 | Joe Ayling

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. ... read more

IMB Select: web-based systems on show

21 December 2010 | Niki Tait

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. ... read more

Sri Lankan suppliers shrug off GSP+ impact

19 November 2010 | Joe Ayling

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. ... read more

Sri Lanka tackles sizeable challenges

15 November 2010 | Leonie Barrie

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. ... read more

SRI LANKA: Annual festival to showcase design edge

14 October 2010 | Joe Ayling

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.... read more

SPAIN: Dogi to sell stake in Sri Lanka unit

23 June 2010 | Joe Ayling

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.... read more

SOURCING: Reducing time for fitting samples

2 June 2010 | Niki Tait

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.... read more