T-shirt company Gildan Activewear Inc was reported to have teamed up with US holding company Texas Pacific Group Inc to bid for Fruit of the Loom Ltd, the 130-year-old Chicago-based apparel group in bankruptcy protection since late 1999, the Financial Post reported. But Laurence Sellyn, Gildan's chief financial officer, refused to comment on the report. In June, analysts said it would be logical for Gildan to bid, since success would eliminate a big competitor.