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How Early Detection Saves Lives: Breast Cancer Prevention at the Forefront During the Month of October

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Gildan’s Pink Tour incites employees to get involved in the fight against breast cancer through early detection and intervention.

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gildan’s Pink Tour takes action to raise awareness of breast cancer among women in its facilities in Central America and the Caribbean Basin.  

Engels Borjas, Manager of Occupational Health at Gildan, discusses why the Pink Tour event has grown in popularity over the years, and how progress is being made in early detection.

Partnering Across Sectors to Shape the Future of Cotton

Celebrating World Cotton Day
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In honor of the first World Cotton Day organized by the World Trade Organization, Marc Doyon, Vice President Commodities at Gildan talks about the important industry partnerships that have helped shape the reputation of US cotton as an increasingly sustainable fiber.

Q.  What are the advantages of cotton for making garments?

For the consumer, cotton is a natural fiber that offers a soft, comfortable feel which is breathable. On hot days, it pulls moisture away from the skin and allows the body to better regulate its temperature.

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Caterina Nardi, Accounting Clerk

On living life differently and enjoying the little things
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Caterina, Account Clerk for Gildan in Montreal, Canada was diagnosed with cancer in December 2018. Shortly after she went on leave, underwent two surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, but none of it has gotten her down. In fact, she’s more positive than ever. Here’s her story:

Tell me a bit about yourself?

I have two daughters, one is thirteen and the other eight years old. The older one is an angel, but the youngest is feisty! I have a wonderful husband and something most people don’t know about me is that I also have a twin brother.

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A With Erika Carrillo Lopez, HR Generalist at Gildan

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This week marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month in the United States. In honor of this event, we interviewed Erika Carrillo Lopez who works at our yarn-spinning facility in Salisbury, North Carolina to find out about her career growth at the company and what her heritage means to her.

Can you share your journey and how you came to live in North Carolina?

Gildan Launches Its 2018 Genuine Responsibility™ Sustainability Report and Updated CSR Website

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September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announces the release of its 15th Genuine Responsibility™ 2018 Sustainability report available on its dedicated website www.genuineresponsibility.com. This year’s report, prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option, highlights the Company’s 2018 results, key priorities and future commitments towards its vision of Making Apparel Better™.

Gildan’s Genuine Responsibility Program Officially Launches Its Instagram Account

Gildan announces the launch of an account dedicated to its social and environmental responsibility programs on the photo-sharing platform Instagram.
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Gildan Activewear Inc. has launches it very own Instagram account dedicated to its corporate social responsibility program, Genuine Responsibility™.

Gaining Yarn-Spinning Efficiencies Through an Integrated Supply Chain

Q&A with Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns
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Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns talks about the benefits of integrating down its supply chain by owning its own yarn-spinning facilities. 

Q: Why does Gildan feel it is important to spin its own yarn?  What is the benefit to the Company?

Gildan’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Recognized With Building a Better World Award

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The Honduran Private Enterprise Council , Global Communities and Tegucigalpa Sur Rotary Club recognized Gildan with the Building a Better World award.

Gildan received the Building a Better World award for its corporate social responsibility program in support of Honduras' national focus on the prevention of HIV.

A Passion for eCommerce & Education: Q&A With Wilko Reinholz, Director of eCommerce

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Wilko Reinholz, a German native and avid world traveler, joined Gildan in Barbados just over one and a half years ago as Director of eCommerce, with the responsibility for overseeing the consumer experience and website optimization of the company’s brands.

Prior to joining Gildan, Wilko was living in Portland with his wife where he worked at adidas. In May 2017, the opportunity to build Gildan’s ecommerce presence came up and Wilko felt that it was just too good to say no. Without any hesitation, he and his wife packed their bags and embraced the adventure of moving to Barbados.

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. 

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