It's no secret that apparel manufacturing and the consumer use of apparel have a strong connection to water.
As a vertically-integrated apparel manufacturer that is committed to sustainable operations, Gildan understands that our operations have a direct impact on the environment and that we need to continuously look for new ways to reduce our footprint, through improved water-use efficiencies or water recycling initiatives.
Gildan is proud to announce the donation and inauguration of the external newborn ward at Mario C. Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The facility provides advanced care with specialized equipment and medical services to infants from the local community as well as the surrounding region. The inauguration took place on April 6, 2017 in the presence of the First Lady, Ana de Hernandez and Honduran Health Secretary, Delia Rivas.
Gildan proudly supports the communities in which we operate, often going well beyond simply creating employment in our facilities – towards driving our vision to make apparel better. Each year, Gildan organizes several employee volunteering activities enabling employees to get involved and contribute to the enrichment of their communities. For example, reforestation activities, improvements to schools’ infrastructure, as well as activities to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.
From her start as a Communications Advisor in one of our manufacturing plants in Honduras, Astrid relocated to Montreal, Quebec in 2013 to become the Manager of Internal Communications at Gildan’s Headquarters. This is the story of an inspiring young woman who grew professionally with Gildan and brings her strong understanding of manufacturing and the business to making an impact on how we communicate with employees globally.
Donia's Story - Meet the people behind Gildan apparel
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Meet Donia Isidean, our Director of Product Development & Sourcing, for our legwear division in Canada. Donia has spent over 16 years growing her passion for legwear, from product development, sourcing and purchasing to marketing and merchandising. Donia can tell you everything about socks and hosiery, right from choosing the yarn combination, to the final packaging steps.
Gildan’s founders began manufacturing apparel more than 30 years ago in Canada, with a fundamental belief that owning its factories was the only way to ensure that products were better quality and always manufactured in the most responsible way. They also believed that true innovation and long term success would come from believing in its people, for it would be in their excellence and commitment that great things could be found.
For the 11th year, Gildan supports the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (FAEQ) with the contribution of five scholarship bursaries to young athletes. The “Gildan Leadership Scholarship” is offered to student athletes who have not only distinguished themselves on the field and in the classroom, but who have also gone that extra step by playing leadership roles within their communities.
CHARLESTON, S.C., December 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Gildan is proud to announce a donation of more than $33,000 to Susan G. Komen® Lowcountry, an organization that funds breast cancer research, community health initiatives, global outreach projects and public policy initiatives, in order to fight breast cancer on multiple fronts.
For the ninth consecutive year, Gildan was the recipient of the FUNDAHRSE CSR Seal awarded by the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility in Honduras (Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial - FUNDAHRSE). This year, 64 companies received the award, with Gildan being the longest standing recipient in the apparel sector.