Gildan’s “It’s in Our Hands” campaign educates and empowers employees to slow the spread of COVID-19
Since the onset of the pandemic, one of Gildan’s main priorities has been the health and well-being of its employees and their families around the world. But while health and safety has always been of great importance at Gildan, it is even more so during these times of uncertainty surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19.
For the last ten years, Gildan’s annual “Pink Tour” campaign has helped raise awareness of breast cancer among thousands of women in its facilities in Central America and the Caribbean Basin. This annual event, which is a staple among Gildan’s health prevention campaigns, is in fact one of the most anticipated events of the year among its employee base. Despite strict social distancing measures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gildan was determined to keep this important health awareness and prevention campaign going for its employees in a safe manner.
Gildan explains their first step behind making a t-shirt
This article is part of a series dedicated to walking readers through the steps behind Gildan’s t-shirt-making process. View the entire series here.
Yarn-spinning is the first step in transforming raw materials into garments. The first part of this process, cotton – primarily sourced from the U.S. – is converted into a yarn that is strong and flexible enough to be knit into t-shirts, underwear, socks, and other essential garments produced at Gildan.
Gildan’s mini-series showcases the steps behind the making of their classic t-shirts
Today, t-shirts have become one of the most popular wardrobe essentials, but behind the simple tee are complex global supply chains responsible for manufacturing them, and they can often be difficult to understand.
Q&A with Israel Salinas, VP of Global Product Management & Innovation at Gildan
Earlier this year, Gildan joined international efforts to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the Company’s Innovation Centre, strategically located inside Gildan’s manufacturing complex in Honduras, the Company was able to leverage its state-of-the-art product-development process to help with this important initiative.
To honour Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Juliana Johnson, who works at our Charleston office in South Carolina, to learn more about what her heritage means to her. Read as she shares her perspectives and describes her journey coming from Colombia to the United States:
Can you tell me about yourself, your journey, and what led you here?
How a simple t-shirt can drive positive impacts for charity work
Charity work can take on many forms, but the key to an organization’s charitable acts lies in its efforts to raise money for the cause it supports, and while many options exist for fundraising, one stands out for its ability to bring people together: The t-shirt.