- MAS Holdings, Sri Lanka’s biggest apparel company, has a new lingerie factory backed by Marks & Spencer (M&S), who is one of their best clients. The undergarment factory uses 40% less energy than a factory of the same size and the electricity is from renewable sources like 10% from on-site solar panels and the other 90% from hydro-power plant energy. MAS is reported to be the world’s first carbon-neutral clothes factory. The building also uses evaporative cooling, which uses much less energy than air-conditioning. The factory has many more energy-saving features like well designed windows providing enough natural light for working on intimates, and turf roofs providing cooling shade.
“The “green” underwear that MAS is now making at the factory for M&S will reach British high streets in June, and will cost no more than existing garments. For MAS, which had revenues of $700m last year, the “eco-factory” began as a branding experiment. Sri Lanka’s textiles firms, which account for 67% of the country’s industrial production, have higher costs than others in Asia, so they pick niches.” Via~ The Economist, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as well as the Treehugger-Fashion/Beauty & Design/Architecture section
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