Brandix Group Companies includeBrandix Apparel
Brandix Intimate Apparel
Brandix Essentials / Brandix Apparel India
Brandix College of Clothing Technology
Brandix Casualwear forms the core of the Group, its flagship unit where 'inspired solutions' are conceptualised in a holistic service to its customers. The company supplies woven bottoms, basic pants, cargo pants, 5-pocket jeans, shorts and skirts; the quintessence of our product portfolio, to the world's top brands. Its seven production facilities include a state-of-the-art, fully automated denim facility which is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.
Adding yet another milestone, not only for the country but the world too, Brandix commissioned its Green Factory in April 2008, setting a new benchmark as the first one of its kind in the country. The 130,000 square foot Brandix Casualwear plant at Seeduwa exceeds stipulated Green Factory standards for energy consumption, water conservation, solid waste management and carbon emissions
The complete conversion supports initiatives for supply chains to achieve carbon neutrality, and reduces the facility's carbon footprint by as much as 64%, achieving a 46% saving in energy a 63% cut in water consumption and zero solid waste to landfill. The new, sophisticated air-conditioning systems and ducting have greatly increased efficiency with special prismatic material in skylights letting in solar light but not solar heat.
Six Casualwear facilities in Sri Lanka have received GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification in the final quarter of 2007-08. These are located at Pollonnaruwa, Giritale, Katunayake, Seeduwa, Ekala and Ja-Ela.
This global recognition of organic textile authenticity standards covers the production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, export, import and distribution of all natural fibres. It marks the Group's first phase of initiatives to establish a fully-integrated organic certified supply chain that will enable Brandix to produce 100 per cent organic apparel for leading global brands.
Brandix Casualwear not only leads the Group in sustainability but in innovation too. The new Centre of Inspiration (BCI), a centralised facility in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka is an ingeniously designed product design and development centre. The 270,000 sq.ft. one-stop-shop has exceeded expectations, by significantly increasing productivity.
BCI includes a central warehouse, a state-of-the-art cutting facility and centralised marketing and merchandising operations which further streamline advantages gained from the company's verticality to source woven fabric, finishing, accessories and high-end washes.
Our newest addition to the Brandix Casualwear family is the state-of-the-art factory situated in Comilla, Bangladesh. Having started operations only in October 2010, the factory now produces woven bottoms for reputed customers Marks & Spencer and GAP. This 256,000 sq. ft. facility offers total apparel solutions to the customer from cut to finish as well as Marketing, Merchandising, Product Development and Warehousing services all under one roof.
This facility when fully operational will include 28 sewing lines with a total workforce of over 2,800 Associates and will be the largest employer in the Comilla Export Processing Zone. This factory was designed as a Lean manufacturing unit following the "Mini Factory" layout which is unique to Brandix Casualwear Bangladesh. This "Band" system consists of 4 lines, a cutting unit and a corresponding finishing line. Comprising of 7 Bands in total, Brandix Casualwear Bangladesh will be able to run 7 different styles for 7 different customers at any given time. Using over 1,500 sewing machines, this single shift operation can produce up to 350,000 garments a month.
Our fully functional Wet Processing Unit can wash up to 35,000 pieces a day. This unit is capable of undertaking enzyme, stone and bio wash as well as grinding, hand sanding, spraying and whiskering once the Dry Processing Unit is completed. All waste water generated will be treated in a brand new purpose built Effluent Treatment Plant. This ETP boasts of Chemical as well as Biological Water Treatment mechanisms and has a total capacity of 960 m3 per day. The treated water from this unit will be used for landscaping and toilet flushing. This together with low flow toilet fixtures and self closing taps will reduce the overall water consumption by 50%.
With over 100 skylights fitted and LED task lights for each machine; the lighting load has also been reduced. Together with the highly efficient T5 tube lights and Evaporative Cooling Systems will help trim down the total energy consumption by 45%.
This factory also includes a prayer room, medical centre and a 2-storey canteen with the ability to house up to 900 Associates at any given time. In a short period of 10 months since the facility commenced operations, the factory has passed all compliance requirements from reputed clients Marks & Spencer, GAP, H&M and Sainsbury.