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.
Following the release of Gildan’s 2019 ESG report, the Company revisits some of the progress it has made towards its focus around Creating Stronger Communities, which serves as the final of three pillars behind its Genuine Responsibility® strategy.
With the announcement of Gildan’s 2019 ESG report, the Company looks back on the progress it has made towards its goal of Conserving the Environment – the second of three pillars that lay the foundation to its Genuine Responsibility® program.
Gildan recently announced the release of its 2019 ESG report, highlighting the progress made by the Company towards fulfilling their vision of Making Apparel Better®. An essential part of achieving this vision rests on Gildan’s Genuine Responsibility® program, which has been designed around three core pillars. Today, Gildan focuses on the first pillar, Caring for Our People, as the Company looks back on some of its 2019 highlights.
Gildan’s continued partnership with Room to Read to support girls’ education and literacy
As part of its commitment to creating stronger communities, Gildan aims to support education in the regions where it operates, and a crucial factor behind the Company’s efforts lie in promoting more inclusive systems which support gender equality in the classroom. This is especially important across regions located in the Global South, where girls often face more barriers to accessing education.
Elieth discusses the impact of Gildan’s training programs and personal development initiatives, revealing how they’ve helped her overcome adversity and advance her career.
Elieth joined Gildan 13 years ago as a Sewing Machine Operator. She has since witnessed multiple milestones at the Company: from working as an Instructor and Junior Engineer, to growing into her current position as Production Coordinator. Over the years, Elieth has participated in a range of programs at Gildan designed for personal and professional development. Today, she reveals how these initiatives have made their mark on her life.
Take a look at the measures Gildan has implemented to keep their workers safe during COVID-19
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On a regular day, Gildan manufactures some of the world’s most well-known blank apparel. But these are not ordinary days. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread, the growing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) was an issue Gildan could not ignore. That’s why they decided to convert some of their factories to manufacture masks and gowns.
Gildan has re-opened two sewing facilities in Nicaragua to respond to increased demand in mask production
In April, Gildan announced that the Company had partially re-opened some of its textile and sewing factories in Honduras to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns in support of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Company adapted its operations to manufacture the new products and mobilized a team of experts to develop and implement stringent processes to protect employees who had chosen to come back to work on this effort. But since then, the demand for masks has continued to grow.