apparel industry

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Champa Akter, Sewing Superintendent at Gildan

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We sat down with Champa, one of our sewing superintendents at our Dhaka factory to look back at her seventeen-year career at the Company. From starting out as a Quality Inspector to growing into her role as a team leader, Champa shares her story, her personal milestones and the environment she creates for her team on the factory floor. Here is her story:

Can you start off by telling us what you do at Gildan?

Benefits and Challenges of Transparency in the Apparel Industry

Three industry experts in the apparel industry took part in a webinar hosted by the Sourcing Journal on the topic of transparency.
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The importance of transparency has continued to gain traction in the apparel and fashion industry in recent years, and for good reasons. Clothing shapes more than just our wardrobes, it shapes the environmental, economic and social landscapes of the countries where they are produced.

This Apparel Brand Transparently Shows You Who Made Your Clothes

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Throughout the month of April, millions of consumers took to social media to ask the question #whomademyclothes, helping ignite a global conversation about supply chain transparency. 

Gildan Answers Fashion Revolution’s Call-to-Action for Greater Transparency

Gildan supports Fashion Revolution’s campaign for the third year
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Gildan is participating in the Fashion Revolutions’ #whomademyclothes campaign, a global movement working to elevate transparency in the clothing industry and change the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed.

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Karina Valenzuela, Manager of Organizational Development at Gildan

Focusing on the growth of our people
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Meet Karina, manager of organizational development in the Dominican Republic. Karina shares with us her passion for developing people but also on her own self development. Here is her story:

Q: Tell us about your life at Gildan:

Turning Textile Effluent Into Life-Sustaining Water: A History of Gildan’s Biotop

In celebration of World Water Day, Gildan looks back on almost two decades of naturally returning clean water to the environment
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In the spirit of World Water Day, Gildan celebrates the 17th anniversary of its Biotop wastewater treatment system, which treats water in a natural process using only bacteria, sunlight and gravity.

Hear Her Story: Q&A with Idalia Pineda, Sewing Planning Manager at Gildan

The career she always dreamt of
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From dreams to reality, Idalia shares her Gildan story that started over 20 years ago when she was only in college.

Q: Tell us about your career journey:

I’ve been with Gildan from the start of my career, it’s the only company I’ve worked for and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

When I was in college, I used to drive by the Gildan facility and think to myself, 'one day, I’m going to work there!' Little did I know that shortly after that, I’d get an interview and start my journey at Gildan. That was 20 years ago!

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Maria Frohmader, VP Textiles & Garment Dyeing at Gildan

A Passion for Continuous Improvement
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Maria, a Canadian Honduran, shares her seventeen year journey at Gildan. From manager to VP, read the story of this woman’s rise to leadership and her advice on how to get there.

Q: Tell us about your career journey:

After finishing my Textiles Technical degree in Switzerland, I came back home to Honduras and worked in a textile mill. In 2002, I was excited to interview for a job with Gildan, a Canadian company that had operations in Honduras.

Gildan Opens “Rio Market” for Employees at Their Rio Nance Complex in Honduras

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Gildan has launched a new onsite supermarket for its employees, offering non-perishable food, household essentials and personal care items at discounted prices for 8,500 workers located at the complex.    

The one-stop shop is convenient for employees who work at the Rio Nance complex allowing them to purchase items conveniently through a variety of payment methods, including payroll deduction which provides interest-free credit. Alternatively, they can order goods through a form available at their facility and have items delivered directly to their workplace.

Apparel Retailer, The Buckle, Partners With Boys Town to Help Teenagers Overcome Serious Problems

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For teenagers who are trying to overcome serious problems, having some new clothes can go a long way toward helping them move forward. That’s what makes the partnership between Boys Town and The Buckle so special.

The Need:

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