Gildan Hopes to Become Supplier for Major Brands

The company Gildan Activewear expects that its plant in Honduras will allow it to attract brands concerned about working conditions in Asia.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The company explained that its growth in Honduras could attract large companies seeking to repatriate their production to the American continent, in light of poor working conditions in Bangladesh exposed by the collapse that killed 400 workers.

Currently, Gildan supplies shirts for brands such as Nike, Reebok and Adidas following the acquisition of Anvil and expects to significantly expand that relationship and expand the provision of other products they manufacture.

The Administrative and Financial Director of Gildan Activewear, Laurence Sellyn, said the company is optimistic about the growth potential of the business.

Sellyn added that "the last thing that these brands want is to be compromised or affected by providers who do not have adequate working conditions."

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