Leading Canadian apparel manufacturer and marketer, Gildan Activewear Inc, has raised its earnings forecast for the third quarter and full-year on the back of improving market conditions.

The Montreal-based company, which produces items including T-shirts, sweatshirts and golf shirts, said it now expects third-quarter earnings per share of C$0.85 to C$0.90 cents on sales of around C$190 million. It had originally forecast EPS of C$0.75 to C$0.80 cents on sales of about C$180m.