ECO-FRIENDLY VISION

At one with mother nature

 

 

 

ENERGY REDUCTION

We are a green company through and through - taking every opportunity we can to reduce our co2 emissions. If you take a quick tour around our headquarters you'll find we use solar energy to power our sewing and cutting facilities, motion-sensor LED lighting and skylights throughout each building, and electric car charging stations to encourage employees to go green.

 

 

 

WATER REDUCTION

By using newer, more efficient dye machines, we use 7x less water than the average for clothing manufacturers, saving 24 million gallons a week. Any water we do use goes through a filtration system that allows it to be recycled.

 

 

 

VIRTUALLY ZERO WASTE

Our manufacturing facilities and LA Headquarters produce almost no landfill because we recycle pretty much everything that can't be turned into a tee. We've optimized our cutting to reduce plastic use, and excess fabric is recycled into a number of things like baby bibs or stuffing for upholstery. Let nothing go to waste!

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Gildan strives to minimize its waste streams while maximizing its reuse and recycling by looking at every process from domestic to industrial waste to find better options than disposal.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

Through a number of innovative energy efficiency projects, as well as renewable energy initiatives, Gildan is focused on reducing its energy intensity while minimizing GHG emissions to help reduce impacts on climate change.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE 

Environmental audits are performed and performance is constantly monitored to ensure Gildan's strong internal codes are adhered to, in compliance with local and international laws and the expectations of the Company's various stakeholders

 

NATURAL RESOURCES USAGE 

Natural resource usage is one of Gildan's main focus points, always working to improve the efficiency of its raw materials and maximize its water usage by reintegrating recovered water back into its processes.
 

 

 

   

MINDFUL OF OUR IMPACT

We source the finest fabrics for softness and durability, and incorporate organic and recycled materials wherever possible.

 

DESIGNED WITH PURPOSE

Alternative creates wardrobe staples with modern silhouettes, alancing simplicity and style.

 

FABRIC FIRST

Innovating from thread to finish. We make timeless, authentically worn-in styles that people want to wear today and tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Environmentally Sound Business Practices.

No matter how much we love what we do, in the grand scheme of things, we’re just making hats here. We know there are more important things in life, such as having a positive impact on our world. That especially holds true in regards to our environment. Taking short cuts to stretch out profits is just bad business. All of our raw materials and processes are carefully selected and monitored to ensure they are not harming our planet.

We look to tough European standards as our benchmark, as well as companies whose environmental policies we admire. So you can rest assured that our hats stand for both quality and environmentally sound business practices.