Supplier Gildan Activewear (PPAI 250187, S13), headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, is participating in Fashion Revolution’s #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign, a global transparency movement to recognize the workers who make apparel.

The Cause:Fashion Revolution is a UK-based organization that, by centering its campaign around people, aims to make consumers aware of the behind-the-scenes activity of the clothing industry and increase their understanding of the importance of transparency in complex supply chains.

Gildan’s Participation:On April 18, Gildan began publishing small features of its factory employees from its facilities in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, and the United States on its social media channels.

• The company attributes its vertically integrated supply chain for facilitates is ability to be transparent.
• Strong oversight over its operations allows Gildan to manage day-to-day happenings in the facilities and ensure that apparel is produced respectfully.

In Their Words: Claudia Sandoval, vice president of corporate citizenship, says, “At Gildan, respect for people has always been core to how we do business. Our vertically integrated supply chain means that we directly employ the vast majority of the workers who make our apparel, giving us the ability to ensure their health and safety, facilitate their professional development, and more broadly, offer them a good place to work.

“Participating in this campaign is just one way we can proudly introduce our factory employees and show the world who makes our clothes.”