Sri Lanka Apparel has championed the cause of sustainable manufacturing for many years. This commitment has seen impressive changes in manufacturing processes, sourcing strategies and product innovation, making Sri Lanka a leading destination for brands that care about the environmental impact of their garments.

In a testament to our commitment, Sri Lanka boasts the world’s first custom built green apparel factory and Asia’s first CarbonNeutral® Certified Factory and a host of LEED Platinum and Gold Certified Manufacturing Plants.

The recent investment in rooftop Solar Panel installations at Sri Lankan manufacture facilities is just the inception of the long-term goal in sustaining the environment and being responsible for the limited environmental resources available to us. We are constantly looking for ways to minimize the negative impact on the environment and invest in technologies to uplift environmental sustainability.

A number of Sri Lankan factories are committed to being zero-carbon factories

Factories are following Zero-waste policies and strategic waste management systems

Waste being up-cycled in apparel

Continuous investments in sustainable and renewable energy sources such as Solar, wind and hydro power

Factories obtaining membership in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and using the Higg Index
to measure a company or product’s sustainability performance

Asia’s First Green Factory

Mihila in Agalawatta Sri Lanka

The world’s first ever custom-built green apparel manufacturing facility, Mihila, in Agalawatte is currently in operation

Green Factory

Fabric Park in Thulhiriya

Green & fresh.
A perfectly balanced ecological system. With 14% of land mass set aside for preserving Biodiversity.
A place where effluent is recycled into compost fertilizer. Waste is naturally purified through wetland absorption.
Rainwater harvested. Committed to a clean planet.

First apparel manufacturing

Facility in the world to be rated LEED Platinum

The Brandix Green factory at Seeduwa was significantly the first apparel manufacturing facility in the world to be rated Platinum under the LEED Green Building Rating System of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The facility achieved a score of 76 (12 points higher than the required 64 points to achieve the Platinum status) on the 85-point LEED certification system, setting a global benchmark in 2008 for low energy consumption, water conservation, solid waste management and low carbon emissions. To date, Brandix has proven its continued commitment to its journey of attaining carbon neutrality by 2020 by achieving the LEED Platinum rating for its manufacturing facility in Batticaloa, becoming the highest LEED Platinum rated factory in Sri Lanka and the second highest in the world.