With over 13 years of experience at Gildan and over 7 positions later, Ilca is a fighter who has always been up for the next challenge. Here is the story of a woman who has always said “yes” to the unknown and never been afraid to speak her mind.
Q: Can you tell us about your career journey at Gildan?
From dreams to reality, Idalia shares her Gildan story that started over 20 years ago when she was only in college.
Q: Tell us about your career journey:
I’ve been with Gildan from the start of my career, it’s the only company I’ve worked for and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When I was in college, I used to drive by the Gildan facility and think to myself, 'one day, I’m going to work there!' Little did I know that shortly after that, I’d get an interview and start my journey at Gildan. That was 20 years ago!
Maria, a Canadian Honduran, shares her seventeen year journey at Gildan. From manager to VP, read the story of this woman’s rise to leadership and her advice on how to get there.
Q: Tell us about your career journey:
After finishing my Textiles Technical degree in Switzerland, I came back home to Honduras and worked in a textile mill. In 2002, I was excited to interview for a job with Gildan, a Canadian company that had operations in Honduras.
As a result of many factors, we are consuming more clothing than at any time in human history, over 100 billion garments annually. Compared to 15 years ago, consumers buy three times more garments every year and keep them half as long. The environmental impacts of this are major, but not beyond our control. Studies show that just by keeping our clothes an extra nine months, we can reduce our carbon, water and waste footprint between 20% and 30%.
Gildan becomes member of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance
February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ Gildan has joined Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA); a global community of companies who recognize the value of ethical leadership and who are working together to move forward with ethics and integrity.
Gildan has launched a new onsite supermarket for its employees, offering non-perishable food, household essentials and personal care items at discounted prices for 8,500 workers located at the complex.
The one-stop shop is convenient for employees who work at the Rio Nance complex allowing them to purchase items conveniently through a variety of payment methods, including payroll deduction which provides interest-free credit. Alternatively, they can order goods through a form available at their facility and have items delivered directly to their workplace.
Katherine Soucie talks about her explorations with pre-consumer apparel waste
In October 2017, Gildan partnered with Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie, zero-waste textile design studio to give its hosiery waste new life through transformation into textiles, fashion and art. On the one-year anniversary of this partnership, Soucie talks about her research, her design and her curiosity with new inputs.
Q: How did you become passionate about recycled textiles?
Recognizing student athletes who are making a difference
Gildan recognized six young student-athletes during the annual Foundation of Athletes for Excellence in Quebec (FAEQ) gala on November 29. The outstanding student athletes achieved strong athletic performance and outstanding academic results while demonstrating strong leadership in their communities. This year, the Gildan Leadership Category bursaries totalling $12,000 were presented to university students to support their continued academic and athletic endeavours.
MONTREAL, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE), announced today that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This is the sixth consecutive year that Gildan has been included on the Dow Jones Indices.
Gildan’s Distribution Center in Eden was recognized for achieving one million working hours without a lost time accident during North Carolina’s Department of Labor's annual Safety Awards ceremony. The Eden Distribution Center also received a gold award for the 7th consecutive year, which recognizes businesses which have an accident frequency rate of at least 50% below the national industry average.