By Cheranka Mendis

How a 30-year-old entrepreneur built a billion dollar business in a small emerging economy like Sri Lanka

MAS Active is a division of MAS Holdings Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as MAS), which is South Asia’s largest producer of intimate apparel as well as the region’s fastest-growing supplier of sportswear.

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) has expressed delight at the announcement that consequent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to China, a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) had been signed to improve and strengthen bi-lateral economic relations between the two countries, particular on trade investment and tourism.

Top apparel exporter Brandix Lanka Ltd. CEO Ashroff Omar, last week declared that there was no reason for doom and gloom in the industry.

Making the keynote speech at the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association's (SLASA) 20th AGM  Omar expressed the belief that there was no reason for doom and gloom in the industry, based on statistics despite a global slowdown in key export markets.

Speech delivered by Mr Yohan Lawrence, Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th November 2012.

“Distinguished invitees, fellow members of the Association, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. Siriwardena, thank you for being with us today.

MAS Holdings is expanding its manufacturing scope and value addition to the industry with an investment in automated knitting technologies, fully renovating a 200,000 sq. ft. facility to accommodate the largest automated knitting plant in the region.

When track and field athletes from eleven countries donned the world’s lightest, fastest and greenest speedsuit ever created by Nike to run the race of their dreams at the London Olympics, Sri Lanka too triumphed, given that it was Bodyline that worked with Nike under the banner of Project SWIFT on those Pro TurboSpeed suits.

  •     Demand 45.5 hour working week
  •     Request to move away from minimum wage arrangement

Implementation of labour market reforms to boost productivity will be crucial for apparel industry’s survival over the long term, according to newly appointed chairman of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, Yohan Lawrence.

Bringing you the latest cutting-edge textile products from Taiwan, the fair invites you to experience innovative & specialty products from fibres and yarns to fabrics, home textiles, trimmings and apparels. This sourcing experience would help the South Asian buyers to network and connect directly with reputed Taiwanese companies in South Asia.

Country’s single largest apparel exporter wins 4 awards at CMO Asia awards gala in Singapore

Sri Lanka’s top apparel exporter Brandix has been adjudged Asia’s ‘Best Brand’ for the second consecutive year by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and won three more awards at the 2012 CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding and Marketing held at Park Royal, Singapore.

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Sri Lanka Garments

sri lanka garments 2016Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
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