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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...

Gildan taps Costa Rica to tackle capacity issues

Ongoing plans for investment in additional manufacturing capacity have seen apparel maker Gildan Activewear home in on Guanacaste in Costa R...


Gildan taps Costa Rica to tackle capacity issues

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.


Following fashion isn't the best sourcing strategy

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.


Textile investment attributed to yarn-forward rule

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.


Is the tide turning for the US cotton yarn sector?

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2014

An acceleration of investment in the US spinning and weaving sector by overseas firms - including those in China and India - appears to be driven by a number of factors including falling US energy costs, local subsidies and "yarn forward" rules of origin. But is the tide really starting to turn? asks Michelle Russell.

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Gildan Activewear books mixed Q1

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.


Gildan appoints Harries to CFO role

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.


Gildan Activewear CFO resigns after seven weeks

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.


Gildan buys Comfort Colors as Q4 loss tops $41.2m

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.


Gildan Activewear names Kehoe CFO

Katie Smith | 22 Dec 2014

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has appointed James Kehoe as its new chief financial and administrative officer, with effect from 1 January.


Gildan Q3 profit climbs but lowers forecast

Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 2014

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has booked an increase in fourth-quarter earnings, boosted by higher sales in its printwear and branded apparel units, but has lowered its outlook for the fourth quarter.


Gildan Activewear features on sustainability index

Michelle Russell | 15 Sep 2014

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a second consecutive year.


Hanesbrands axes Costa Rican jobs in Vietnam move

Ivan Castano Freeman | 11 Sep 2014

After 40 years in Costa Rica, Hanesbrands has decided to move its men's boxers production to Vietnam and will dismiss 1,250 workers in the process.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 8 Aug 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at supply chain sustainability initiatives, comments on the challenges of integrating sustainability into fashion businesses, and new figures that point to a potential supply shortage of organic cotton.


Gildan Activewear to open Honduras textile plant

Katie Smith | 4 Aug 2014

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is to open a new textile plant at its Rio Nance complex in Honduras to bridge capacity requirements - after booking double-digit third-quarter sales gains in both its printwear and branded apparel businesses.


Gildan Activewear closes $101m Doris takeover

Katie Smith | 8 Jul 2014

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has completed its CDN110m (US$101.4m) acquisition of hosiery, legwear and shapewear manufacturer Doris Inc.


Gildan to buy hosiery maker Doris for $101m

Leonie Barrie | 19 Jun 2014

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is to acquire hosiery, legwear and shapewear manufacturer Doris Inc in a deal worth CDN110m (US$101.4m).


Cotton traceability tool a highlight for Gildan

Katie Smith | 9 Jun 2014

Setting up a cotton traceability assessment procedure to ensure it does not use cotton from Uzbekistan was one of the key achievements highlighted by Gildan Activewear in its corporate social responsibility (CSR) report for last year.


Branded growth drives Gildan Q2 profit

Richard Woodard | 6 May 2014

Apparel business Gildan Activewear saw adjusted net second quarter profit increase thanks to stronger sales of underwear and branded products.


PAG Leisurewear adds commerce software suite

Katie Smith | 13 Mar 2014

UK apparel wholesaler PAG Leisurewear is adopting NetSuite SuiteCommerce software to help grow its omni-channel business.


Gildan CEO to divest 1m shares

Katie Smith | 18 Feb 2014

Gildan Activewear CEO and president Glenn Chamandy has entered into a pre-arranged share disposition plan, but will remain one of the apparel maker's largest investors.


Gildan Q1 profit lifted by revenue boost

Richard Woodard | 6 Feb 2014

Apparel company Gildan Activewear recorded an 18% rise in first quarter earnings, buoyed by revenue increases in both its major operating segments.


Surging sales lift Gildan Activewear Q4 profit 9%

Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2013

Higher revenues, lower cotton costs and strong sales in its printwear business have helped apparel maker Gildan Activewear to a 9% jump in fourth-quarter profit.


Gildan Activewear commits to minimum wage in Haiti

Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2013

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has vowed to ensure workers contracted to make its clothing in Haiti earn the minimum wage of HTG300 (US$7) per eight-hour day.


Haiti garment factories accused of wage abuses

Leonie Barrie | 17 Oct 2013

Garment factories in Haiti supplying top brands and retailers have been accused of minimum wage violations that routinely deprive workers of nearly one-third of their pay.


Gildan Activewear plans new $200m US yarn plants

Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 2013

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc is planning to invest more than US$200m in two new vertical yarn-spinning facilities in the US to support its projected sales growth.


Gildan Q3 profit jumps on lower cotton costs

Katie Smith | 2 Aug 2013

Lower cotton costs, higher unit sales volumes, a more favourable branded product-mix, and increased supply chain and manufacturing efficiencies helped T-shirt and sock maker Gildan Activewear to a 47.3% jump in third-quarter profit.


Gildan Activewear to buy apparel printing firm

Katie Smith | 19 Jun 2013

Canadian manufacturer Gildan Activewear is to acquire the assets of apparel printing firm New Buffalo Shirt Factory and its operating affiliate in Honduras for US$7m.


Gilden Activewear more than doubles Q2 profit

Katie Smith | 2 May 2013

Canadian apparel business Gildan Activewear has lifted its full-year outlook after more than doubling its second-quarter net profit, thanks to low cotton prices and higher sales.

Latest blogs

US sourcing patterns taking shape

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.


'Made in' movements gather momentum

Leonie Barrie | 23 Jun 2014

Less than a week after hailing plans to begin sourcing its first garments from Burma/Myanmar, US retail giant Gap Inc was on the defensive, hitting back at accusations it simply wants to get its clothes produced as cheaply as possible.

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