The Brandix Group’s world-first Platinum rated Green Factory provided a learning experience to apparel sector manufacturers in the region recently when it was chosen by global giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) for a factory visit by several senior apparel sector executives from India, and Bangladesh as well as the UK.
The visitors led by Marks & Spencer’s ‘Plan A’ Director Richard Gillies along with his Associates Paschal Little and Ian Morris as well as Ravi Seshadri, Regional Head of Technology for M&S South Asia, undertook a 2-hour tour of the Brandix Eco Centre at Seeduwa for a first-hand look at how the plant has been redesigned to achieve global benchmark ratings in energy and water conservation, solid waste management and low carbon emissions, Brandix said in a statement.
Represented at the visit were well known apparel sector companies such as Orient Craft, Arvind Mills Limited, Farida Shoes, Crystal Martin, Hela Clothing, CREW BOS, Thomas Kershaw, MMS UK, and Marks & Spencer operations in UK, South Asia and Sri Lanka.“Brandix takes great pride in its credo of being an inspired solutions provider for branded clothing, and we were very pleased to host several of our peers from the region,” Brandix Director A.J. Johnpillai was quoted as saying.
“We hope our efforts will be an inspiration to others to seek the highest achievable levels of environment-friendly manufacture.”
The Brandix Green Factory in Seeduwa is the first and only apparel manufacturing facility in the world to be rated Platinum under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).