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z pii HirdaramanisThe Hirdaramani Group's Mihila factory in Agalawatta recently won a World Textile Award in the 'Garment Maker of the Year 2014' category.

The awards provide a global platform that recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence across all levels of the textile industry. Mihila, part of the Hirdaramani Group and has been in operation since 2009. With a revolutionary new environmental design, Mihila is the world's very first custom built green apparel factory, and has received several local and international accolades.

Hirdaramani Knit Cluster Chief Executive Officer Indrajith Kumarasiri, said this is yet another milestone in the factory's commitment to excellence. "I am proud of the team members for their continuous dedication which has played a crucial role in the factory's success," he said.

The factory incorporates several unique technologies ensuring lower energy consumption including a state-of-the-art evaporative cooling system, prismatic skylights system, and an architecturally textured solar panel system that provides a part of the factory's power requirements. At Hirdaramani sustainability is not only about being green, it is an all encompassing goal that also focuses on leaner operations and sustainability in the community - it is this overall commitment that has made Mihila a model factory which has set the precedent for factories across the group.

A pioneer in the garments industry, the Hirdaramani Group, through constant product innovation and the adherence to stringent quality standards has set the benchmark in the apparel industry and has grown continuously from strength to strength.

In line with the Hirdaramani Group's overall objectives, the Mihilafactory will continue to promote environmental sustainability as a vital facet of its business operations for years to come.

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