Sri Lanka Brandix in organic apparels

Jan 29, 2007 (LBO) — Sri Lanka’s top apparel maker Brandix has penetrated the ‘organic’ garment market with a number of top international labels placing orders, the company said. It supplies Gap, Marks & Spencer, Victoria’s Secret, NEXT, Lands End, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie & Fitch and Tommy Hilfiger. Brandix has already supplied more than 10,000 ladies ‘semi-cargo’ pants for the spring and summer collection of the retailer NEXT.

The Group has also received orders for 37,000 pieces of organic apparel from Marks & Spencer (M&S) the top notch UK retailer, and from Woolworth in South Africa. The organic fabric for these orders is imported from India.

“This is just the first phase of initiatives within the group to establish a fully-integrated organic-certified supply chain that will enable Brandix to produce 100 per cent organic apparel for leading global brands,” Pravin Kalpage, who heads Brandix’s Casualwear division said in a statement.

Brandix says seven Casualwear units in Sri Lanka are due to receive GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification during this quarter.

The organic fabric is processed at Brandix’s textiles factory at Makandura, Pannala,