recycled or repurposed
sent to landfill compared to 2015
are recycled from our cutting sewing operations
“At Gildan, we’re trying to help our customers’ achieve their climate-related goals with more environmentally conscious clothes. It’s exciting to be able to make meaningful changes today by creating sustainable fabrics with less impact for a better tomorrow.”
– Christopher Levesque, Director, Product Development
Our largest use of packaging comes from the cartons we use for shipping our products to our global network of distributors. More than 70% of the corrugate in these cartoons is made from recycled paper. When we are required to package apparel in an outer plastic bag, we use recycled plastic; however, we are currently examining options to use biodegradable plastic bags. In addition, we are exploring ways to transition our hangers, which are currently made of 100% polyester material, to paper press recycled material and/or bamboo.