In honor of the first World Cotton Day organized by the World Trade Organization, Marc Doyon, Vice President Commodities at Gildan talks about the important industry partnerships that have helped shape the reputation of US cotton as an increasingly sustainable fiber.
Q. What are the advantages of cotton for making garments?
For the consumer, cotton is a natural fiber that offers a soft, comfortable feel which is breathable. On hot days, it pulls moisture away from the skin and allows the body to better regulate its temperature.
On living life differently and enjoying the little things
Caterina, Account Clerk for Gildan in Montreal, Canada was diagnosed with cancer in December 2018. Shortly after she went on leave, underwent two surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, but none of it has gotten her down. In fact, she’s more positive than ever. Here’s her story:
Tell me a bit about yourself?
I have two daughters, one is thirteen and the other eight years old. The older one is an angel, but the youngest is feisty! I have a wonderful husband and something most people don’t know about me is that I also have a twin brother.
MONTREAL, September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. announced today that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones Indices.
This week marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month in the United States. In honor of this event, we interviewed Erika Carrillo Lopez who works at our yarn-spinning facility in Salisbury, North Carolina to find out about her career growth at the company and what her heritage means to her.
Can you share your journey and how you came to live in North Carolina?
September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announces the release of its 15th Genuine Responsibility™ 2018 Sustainability report available on its dedicated website www.genuineresponsibility.com. This year’s report, prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option, highlights the Company’s 2018 results, key priorities and future commitments towards its vision of Making Apparel Better™.
Q&A with Marc Doyon, VP Commodities, Gildan talks about the benefits of U.S. cotton
Marc Doyon, VP Commodities, Gildan Activewear talks about how sustainably-grown and ethically harvested U.S. cotton is the better choice.
Q: What do you feel are the benefits cotton offers as a fiber for garments?
The first thing is that cotton is a natural fiber and feels great on the skin. Cotton pulls moisture away from the skin on hot days and provides a soft, comfortable feel. Being a natural fiber cotton also means it is biodegradable at the end of a t-shirt's life, so it becomes natural fertilizer and provides nutrients back to the soil.
Garry Bell, VP Corporate Marketing and Communications talks about the increasing collaboration among farmers, cotton associations, government and brands to continuously improve the footprint of growing cotton.
Q: Do you feel that cotton is a more sustainable resource vs. synthetic fibers?