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SLDF 2010 to position creative industries as integral part of national development

The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2010 is conceptualised by the Academy of Design (AOD), Sri Lanka's celebrated design campus in close association with industry leaders and the government and will be held in November this year at Mount Lavinia Hotel.
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Sri Lanka eco-friendly apparel making gives edge: Marks & Spencer

Eco-friendly, energy and material-efficient apparel manufacture is giving Sri Lanka an edge over competition despite the loss of European trade concessions, Marks & Spencer, a UK-based retailer said."As far as we are concerned Sri Lanka continues to be a very important source for us and that will continue," Krishan Hundal, head of sourcing offices and technology at M&S said.
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Sri Lanka Sees Opportunity As China Costs Rise

Sri Lanka's president said Wednesday that rising labor costs in China present an opportunity for his South Asian country to attract foreign companies seeking an alternative low-cost manufacturing base.
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Ethical partnerships from design to store

Ethical partnerships from design to store
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Sri Lanka Design Festival has returned to take global fashion with local style

It's time to get the sewing box out- reach out for that measurement tape, fetch out the scissors, get all the colourful threads and pieces of cloth out, dust the sewing machine: it is all about colour, pattern, design and all that is new.

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Screenline inaugurates PINK Development Studio at MDS

The Screenline Group inaugurated its exclusive Victoria's Secret - PINK Development Studio, located within the MAS Design Studio (MDS) premises at Ratmalana on 2 September 2010.
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Sri Lanka Design Festival launched in Paris

Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2010, sponsored by MAS Holdings and backed by the Government of Sri Lanka along with Sri Lanka Apparel was recently launched at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris, France.
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Hirdaramani awarded Gold Flame for Energy Efficiency

The Hirdaramani Group was awarded the “Gold Flame” at the recently concluded “Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards”.
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USAID funds Rs 1.1 billion, Four new business alliances for North

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Colombo and the development office of the U.S. Embassy, forged four new business alliances with Sri Lankan private companies, under USAIDs Public/Private Alliance (PPA) program. These partnerships are expected to create 10,000 full-time jobs in the North.

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Brandix honored as country’s top achiever in energy efficiency

Wins National Energy Efficiency Award in Large Scale manufacturing category at ‘Vidulka’ event
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Jaffna gets four factories

MAS, Omega Lines, Orix and Timex keen: [Apparel industry in Jaffna]
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Apparel industry calls for new trade deals

Sri Lanka’s garment industry has called for trade negotiations with Russia, China, Japan and Brazil, and wants the government to expand existing trade concessions from India, in a bid to reduce its dependence on the EU and US.
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Sri Lanka Design Festival launched in London

The 2010 Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF), organised by the Academy of Design and sponsored by MAS Holdings with the support of the Sri Lankan government, was officially launched on Thursday at the Royal Society in London.
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MAS Fights Cancer

For MAS Holdings, community investment is more of a way of being. Throughout the years as the company grew, so did the communities that they operated.
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Sri Lanka Design Festival launched in London

The 2010 Sri Lanka Design Festiva(SLDF), organised by the Academy of Design and sponsored by MAS Holdings with the support of the Sri Lankan government, officially launched Thursday at the Royal Society in London.
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Linea-AITC Achieves LEED GOLD Certification

 

“Linea-AITC”, MAS Active’s Strategic Business Unit established in September 2009,  that exclusively manufactures Sportswear for Nike Inc, was recently awarded LEED® GOLD certification for New Construction,  by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
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Brandix 'green' apparel plant hailed as global model

Dr Yumkella flanked by Brandix directors Aslam Omar (second from left) and AJ Johnpillai (extreme right) at the Brandix green plant
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Can Tesco and Marks & Spencer help bring peace to Sri Lanka?

It is hard to imagine things could change so much in just a year after the end of a bloody civil war. In Sri Lanka’s east, in rural Punani near the coastal city of Batticaloa, Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim women work together in a modern factory owned by textile maker Brandix producing garments for Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

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Brandix and Ram Charan in high-powered strategy session

Size and economies of scale are key words in the apparel business, and Sri Lanka’s top apparel exporter Brandix has brought in a ‘big gun’ to help in its offensive to become a globally-significant player.
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MAS Intimates Thurulie wins Globe Award for Sustainability Innovation for 2010

MAS Intimates Thurulie, the eco-manufacturing facility of MAS Holdings was feted with the coveted Globe Award for Sustainability Innovation for 2010 at a ceremony held on April 29 in Stockholm.
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