Gildan is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe® and Anvil® brands and brand extensions, as well as under licensing arrangements for the Under Armour®, Mossy Oak® and New Balance® brands. The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S. and Canada, where Gildan® is the industry-leading brand, and the Company is increasing its penetration in international printwear markets. The Company is also one of the largest suppliers of branded athletic, casual and dress socks for a broad spectrum of retailers in the U.S. The Company is also developing Gildan® as a consumer brand for underwear and activewear.
Gildan owns and operates vertically integrated, large scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America and the Caribbean Basin to efficiently service the replenishment needs of its customers in the printwear and retail markets. Gildan has over 37,000 employees worldwide and is committed to industry-leading labour and environmental practices in all of its facilities.
Our corporate head office is located in Montreal, Canada and shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.
We commenced sales and marketing operations in Barbados in 1999 with less than 10 employees and currently employ over 160 persons in the Barbados Office. We perform the Printwear Division’s complete global Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Inventory Control, Operations, and Finance functions from within the offices here in Barbados.
As a recognised international manufacturing company, Gildan always seeks to be based in locations that offer the infrastructure and human resources that are conducive to the maintenance and sustainability of our organisational goals. In Barbados, we’ve found high quality employees that enable us to remain competitive on a global scale in the textile and apparel industries, we are nothing without them. Due to the tenacity of our employees we are able to boast the #1 position in T-Shirts, Fleece and Sport Shirts. Gildan owes it all to its employees as well as the long-standing historical relationship that Barbados has with Canada.
Gildan Activewear SRL will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in Barbados in 2014, and will continue to expand its labour force in Barbados to support its long term growth strategy.
Please visit our website at www.gildan.com for additional information.