At one with mother nature
Our suppliers share our vision to make a real difference to the environment, where they focus on energy efficiency inside production, a reduction of water in processes and also as a result in virtually to zero waste.
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.
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!
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.
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 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
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.
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.