Making Apparel Better®
Our vision is a long-term aspirational goal for what we want to achieve through our collective efforts. Far beyond simply making great quality products, our vision is to leverage our vertically-integrated manufacturing model and the expertise and scale we have built over the years to positively influence how apparel is made. We seek to improve the impacts we have on our people, their communities, the environment, and all our stakeholders.
A vertically-integrated supply chain
Gildan was founded on a belief that owning the factories and controlling every step in the process was the best way to make great apparel. From spinning our own yarns through to assembling the final garments and distributing our products, we prefer to do it all. This vertical integration provides us unparalleled control and visibility across the full value chain and allows us to implement industry-leading labour and environmental practices throughout.
Running our own operations enables us to better control operational efficiency, costs, and product quality, as well as provide a reliable supply chain with short production/delivery cycle times.