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Gildan supply chain to drive acquisition synergies

Like Hanesbrands the week before, Gildan Activewear also sees the ability to plug into its large-scale, low-cost global supply chain as the...

Gildan Activewear leverages its supply chain

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is adding new production capacity to support strong demand, streamlining its manufacturing, and adding more...


Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2014

Ongoing plans for investment in additional manufacturing capacity have seen apparel maker Gildan Activewear home in on Guanacaste in Costa Rica as the site of its next large-scale textile facility in Central America.


Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2014

Ongoing plans for investment in additional manufacturing capacity have seen apparel maker Gildan Activewear home in on Guanacaste in Costa Rica as the site of its next large-scale textile facility in Central America.


Mike Flanagan | 30 Apr 2014

Retailers and brands are increasingly engineering their operations to make the most of changing trends affecting everything from sourcing to sales. But as Mike Flanagan points out, the model that works for one company is unlikely to work for another. Here he gives some examples.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Mar 2014

A surge in foreign direct investment in the US textile industry over the past eight months is being attributed to a strong yarn-forward rule - according to campaigners who want to see the provision continue in upcoming trade pacts.

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Beth Wright | 2 Mar 2017

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has confirmed American Apparel products will continue to be made in the US, after revealing it has secured contractors in the country to support production.


Beth Wright | 24 Feb 2017

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has booked a rise in both earnings and revenue in its fourth-quarter, thanks to growing sales in its printwear and branded apparel businesses.


Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.


Beth Wright | 16 Jan 2017

American Apparel is to shutter all 110 of its retail stores along with its Los Angeles headquarters, in a move that could reportedly affect 2,400 employees.


Beth Wright | 10 Jan 2017

Canada's Gildan Activewear has acquired the American Apparel brand in a court supervised auction for the bankrupt retailer that saw the manufacturer raise its bid to around US$88m.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 2017

Online giant Amazon and teen apparel chain Forever 21 are understood to be among the companies considering offers to acquire bankrupt retailer American Apparel.


Michelle Russell | 14 Nov 2016

Canada's Gildan Activewear is hoping to acquire the American Apparel brand in a deal worth around US$66m, which was struck after the troubled US retailer today (14 November) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year.


Beth Wright | 4 Nov 2016

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has lowered its guidance for the full year after booking a decline in third quarter profit, hampered by weak traffic and unseasonably warm weather in its branded apparel sales.


Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 2016

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 2016

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is building on its position in ladies’ wear with its just-announced $55m acquisition of Peds Legwear.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Jul 2016

Falling sales in its printwear and branded apparel businesses contributed to a 4.7% drop in second-quarter profit for Gildan Activewear, with the company also lowering the upper end of its earnings guidance for the year.


Beth Wright | 27 May 2016

Clothing maker Gildan Activewear has completed the previously announced purchase of Ennis Inc's apparel division for US$110m. 


Leonie Barrie | 5 May 2016

Clothing maker Gildan Activewear is expanding its manufacturing presence into Mexico after agreeing to buy the apparel division of Ennis Inc for US$110m.


Leonie Barrie | 5 May 2016

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has posted a 12.9% jump in first-quarter net profit after manufacturing cost savings helped offset lower sales.  


Katie Smith | 24 Feb 2016

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is planning to invest US$200m in 2016 to add new textile production capacity, complete its yarn-spinning manufacturing initiative, and expand its sewing facilities to support growth.


Katie Smith | 12 Nov 2015

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has lowered its full-year outlook, after a third quarter in which it saw lower-than-expected sales of its Gildan branded clothing and a weaker-than-expected back-to-school period. 


Katie Smith | 12 Nov 2015

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has lowered its full-year outlook, after a third quarter in which it saw lower-than-expected sales of its Gildan branded clothing and a weaker-than-expected back-to-school period. 


Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 2015

Adidas Group, Kering, Burberry, H&M and Gildan Activewear have all been listed in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices - ranking them among the best-in-class sustainability performers in the world.


Katie Smith | 3 Aug 2015

Auditing key raw material suppliers was among the key achievements for Gildan Activewear in 2014, as part of the company's social compliance programme which aims to drive best practices in the apparel industry.


Katie Smith | 3 Aug 2015

Retailer inventory reductions and ?weak printwear sales in Europe weighed on Gildan Activewear's second-quarter performance, with the US apparel manufacturer now expecting full-year earnings and sales to be at the bottom end of its earlier guidance.


Michelle Russell | 15 May 2015

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear saw earnings decline in its first-quarter as a result of restructuring and acquisition-related costs, but saw sales climb.


Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2015

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has appointed a replacement for CFO James Kehoe who resigned in February after less than seven weeks in the post.


Katie Smith | 18 Feb 2015

Gildan Activewear CFO James Kehoe has resigned after less than seven weeks in the post to rejoin Kraft Foods Group.


Richard Woodard | 5 Feb 2015

Apparel business Gildan Activewear has paid US$100m to acquire Comfort Colors, a supplier of garment-dyed and undecorated T-shirts and sweatshirts.

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Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2015

just-style has just launched an exciting offer for registered members: A full-year subscription with a saving of over one third on the usual price AND a free, 33-page report on how to develop a comprehensive sourcing strategy, by vendor, country and overseas representation.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2014

Half-way through the year and US apparel import data is taking shape to give a broader view of the sourcing patterns so far.

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