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American Apparel lifts prices on US-made garments

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Katie Smith | 6 Aug 2014

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


Katie Smith | 6 Aug 2014

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


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.

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Beth Wright | 3 Aug 2017

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has confirmed its full-year earnings guidance at the high end of its range after what it called a "strong" second-quarter that saw both earnings and revenue rise.


Hannah Abdulla | 3 Aug 2017

Gildan Activewear, the new owner of American Apparel, has confirmed it plans to relaunch the brand as online "in the coming weeks," after the retailer closed all 110 of its stores globally following a bankruptcy filing at the end of 2016.


Beth Wright | 3 Jul 2017

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has hailed 2016 as a year of "good progress" towards its 2020 environmental goals – with its efficiency initiatives resulting in a reduction of its energy intensity by 10% and water intensity by 5%.


Beth Wright | 4 May 2017

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear has reaffirmed its full-year guidance after what it called a "strong" first-quarter that saw both earnings and revenue rise.


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.

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Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2015

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Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2014

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