MAS Fabrics – Intimo is the first Asian seamless textile mill to become a Bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNE
Since its inception over 35 years ago, MAS Holdings has operated on the foundation of doing things
differently by focusing on social sustainability and employee well-being. The company acknowledges
that the industry it operates in has a significant footprint, and therefore is committed to doing its part to
reduce its own impact as a business, through its unified group-wide sustainability strategy, the Plan for
Change, launched externally in 2021.
The Plan for Change outlines three focus areas to improve its operations: Product, Lives, and Planet,
with twelve goals to be achieved by 2025. As part of this proactive strategy, MAS Holdings intends to
ensure safer chemical inputs in all products and processes and mitigate negative impact to the
environment. Electing Bluesign® as its sustainability solutions provider, MAS Fabrics – Intimo is
committed to meeting the highest sustainability criteria, in particular with regard to resource efficiency,
environmental impact, health and safety at work, and consumer protection.
Commenting on this partnership, Director – Group Sustainable Business, Nemanthie Kooragamage
stated, “We are excited to have MAS Fabrics – Intimo become a Bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNER, as it is an
important step forward in our journey of achieving our Plan for Change targets. Staying true to the
company’s core values and moving towards our purpose, MAS believes our commitment to ethical
manufacturing will lead us to achieve sustainable and profitable growth as a team. Our long-term
ambition is to onboard all our dyeing facilities as Bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERS in time to come”.
Adding to this, Chelan Goonetilleke, Chief Executive Officer of MAS Active commented,
“Environmentally sustainable manufacturing is at the heart of what we do at MAS and this feat is a true
testament to the efforts by our teams at MAS Active to reduce harmful chemicals in our manufacturing
process. I am extremely proud of all our teams who have made this investment to secure a more
sustainable future for our communities, country, and environment. This being a first for MAS, we will
sustain our commitment towards safer chemical management practices in our manufacturing.”
A dyeing facility of MAS Active based at MAS Fabric Park in Sri Lanka, MAS Fabrics (Private) Limited –
Intimo Division was established in 2020 to expand the pioneering seamless garment manufacturing of
MAS Active Division. The 147,000 sq ft fabric mill with in-house knitting and dyeing facilities can produce
7.4 million pieces per year for brands including lululemon and Nike. The ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO
14064 accredited facility currently uses Bluesign® APPROVED chemical substances and aims to increase
its utilization of Bluesign® APPROVED textiles to 100% by 2025.
With its holistic approach, the Bluesign® SYSTEM is the most rigorous standard for the textile industry,
and adopting it means meeting these criteria without compromising the functionality, quality, or design
of the products.
“Our team was impressed by the high standards MAS Fabrics – Intimo has already established and
applaud the company’s perseverance to continually improve its operations,” commented Daniel
Rufenacht, Chief Executive Officer of Bluesign. “We welcome MAS to the Bluesign ecosystem as a true
partner in helping them achieve their ambitious goals.”
Under the Bluesign® SYSTEM and the application of Input Stream Management, MAS Fabrics – Intimo’s
SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP brings the company closer to its 2025 chemical management ambition and
progresses towards the company’s vision to onboard all its dyeing facilities to the Bluesign® SYSTEM.
ABOUT MAS HOLDINGS PVT LTD:
MAS Holdings, the largest apparel tech company in South Asia, is among the most recognized design-to-delivery
solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing. Home to a community of over 118,000 people, today, MAS
spans across manufacturing plants in 16 countries, with established design locations placed in key style centers
across the world. Catering to the demands of a dynamic and ever-changing industry, the MAS portfolio has
expanded exponentially; into brands, wearable technology, FemTech, start-ups and fabric parks worldwide.
Over 35 years of operations, MAS has gained global recognition for its ethical and sustainable working
environment and for the organization’s tireless efforts in social development and women’s empowerment
including being named a 2022 Finalist for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas and being Highly Commended at
Reuters Responsible Business Awards 2022.
Product excellence and craftsmanship have placed MAS on the world map as an industry leader, showcasing
unfailing delivery in innovative manufacturing and design. Today, the company’s efforts to drive positive impact
are outlined in the MAS Plan for Change, a commitment to create sustainable change under three areas of focus:
products, lives, and planet. Through these initiatives, MAS aims to inspire all employees to be changemakers,
enabling dreams and enriching the fabric of life on our planet.
The bluesign® SYSTEM is the solution for sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from
the start of the manufacturing process, and it sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly and safe
production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements
worldwide but also gives consumers confidence in purchasing responsible products.
bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign® SYSTEM has been adopted by worldwide
leading textile and accessory manufacturers. Various significant key players in the chemical and machine industry
rely on the bluesign® SYSTEM, and well- known brands in the outdoor, sportswear and fashion industry trust the
extensive knowledge and services of Bluesign.
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