Home Grown: Supporting sustainably-grown US cotton

Home Grown: Supporting sustainably-grown US cotton

Do you know where the cotton in your t-shirt came from? We think consumers should be able to make informed choices by knowing what went into the clothes they buy. Gildan makes the conscious choice to purchase US cotton because it is sustainably grown and ethically harvested. As the largest domestic consumer of US cotton, we are positively impact thousands of proud American cotton farmers and their families.

We appreciate the efforts they have made in adopting conservation practices and integrating precision agricultural methods into their operations to reduce their environmental impacts. We spin this cotton into yarns in our seven US-based yarn-spinning facilities which employ more than 1,400 people.

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Partnering Across Sectors to Shape the Future of Cotton
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...
Oct 6, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Gaining Yarn-Spinning Efficiencies Through an Integrated Supply Chain
Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns talks about the benefits of integrating down its supply chain by owning its own yarn-spinning facilities.  Q: Why does Gildan feel it is important to spin its own yarn?  What is the benefit to the Company? Gildan has always strived to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and leverage technology to create the most sustainable and...
Sep 9, 2019 8:00 AM ET
The Better Choice: 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...
Aug 13, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Sustainability of Cotton: A United Effort
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? Unlike manmade fibers, which can take hundreds of years to decompose,...
Jul 30, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Cotton for Cattle: Recycling Organic Waste Into Feed Stock
Gildan recycles almost all of the organic waste from its yarn spinning operations into bales or briquettes used as feedstock for local cattle.  The cotton waste gets recycled into nutritious food for cows.  Click here to view our infographic...
Aug 29, 2018 8:00 AM ET