When was Gildan founded?

Gildan was founded in 1984. To learn more about Gildan’s full history, visit Our Story

What brands does Gildan have?

Gildan’s portfolio of brands includes Gildan®, American Apparel®, Comfort Colors®, GOLDTOE®, and Peds®. To learn more, visit Our Brands

How many employees does Gildan have?

Gildan has approximately 45,000 employees in 12 different countries.  

Where is Gildan located?

Gildan is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and has operations worldwide, primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Bangladesh. To learn more, visit Our Factories. 

Is Gildan a Canadian Company?

Yes, Gildan is a Canadian company, with operations primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Bangladesh.

Where can I buy Gildan’s wholesale blank t-shirts?

Gildan wholesale products are sold through a global network of distributors. The Company's B2B website contains a comprehensive list of its official distributors around the world and can be found here: Distributors may be contacted directly for product availability, pricing, and shipping.


What is vertical integration?

Vertical integration occurs when the supply chain of a company is owned and operated by that company, allowing it to directly control the stages in its production cycle as opposed to outsourcing them to external contractors or third-party vendors. 

Gildan is one of the leading vertically integrated apparel manufacturers in the world. To know more, visit this page. 

How are Gildan clothes made?

Gildan’s apparel journeys through various manufacturing stages, starting with yarn-spinning where fibre, like cotton, gets spun into yarn. These are then shipped to Gildan’s textile facilities where it gets knit into fabric, dyed, and cut. The cut parts are then sent to sewing facilities where the fabric pieces are sewn together, quality checked, and packaged. The finished products are sent to a Gildan distribution centre and distributed to customers worldwide. To learn more, visit Manufacturing Process

Where is Gildan made?

Gildan’s products are made in Gildan factories primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Bangladesh. To learn more, visit Our Factories

Where does Gildan get their cotton?

Gildan sources roughly 90% of its cotton from the U.S. To learn more about Gildan’s cotton sourcing practices, visit Cotton

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

What is Gildan’s Next Generation ESG strategy?

The Next Generation ESG strategy is Gildan’s most recent ESG approach launched in early 2022. It aims to heighten and strengthen Gildan’s ESG performance across its business. To learn more, visit Our ESG Strategy.  

How are Gildan shirts so affordable?

The making of Gildan products has been perfected over 40 years. They are manufactured at scale, which has allowed the Company to look into and optimize every aspect of its operations. This enables Gildan to deliver high-quality, affordable products to all.

Does Gildan publish its sustainability results?

Yes, Gildan has been publishing its sustainability results through public, annual ESG reports since 2008. Learn more by visiting ESG Reports

Does Gildan use sweatshops?

No, Gildan does not use sweatshops. Gildan is committed to operating ethically, treating its workers with respect and dignity, upholding human rights, and prioritizing the health, safety, and wellbeing of its employees. To learn more, visit Respect for our People


How can I get on Gildan’s distribution list?

You can subscribe to Gildan’s email distribution list by entering your email address in the footer of this page in the section “stay informed”.


What is Gildan’s stock ticker symbol?

Gildan is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: GIL.

How can I purchase Gildan stock?

You can purchase Gildan stock through your broker.

Can I purchase shares directly from Gildan?

No, to purchase shares, you must set up an account with a brokerage firm. 

Who is Gildan's transfer agent and registrar?

Gildan's transfer agent and registrar is:

Computershare Investor Services Inc.
100 University Avenue, 8th floor
Toronto, ON
M5J 2Y1
Telephone: 1 800 564-6253
Email: [email protected]

Does Gildan pay a dividend?

Yes, Gildan pays a dividend on its Common Stock. You can find our current quarterly rate here. Future dividends are subject to Board approval.  

When was Gildan’s initial public offering (IPO)?

Gildan went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange on June 26th, 1998 and entered the New York stock Exchange on September 1, 1999. For a history of Gildan’s stock splits, click here.

How do I obtain a copy of your most recent annual or quarterly report?

You can access all these documents in the Reports section of our website.


How can I apply to Gildan?

You can find out more about our open positions and our different locations by visiting Open Positions.

What is Gildan’s company culture like?

Gildan’s company culture is drawn from its core values: “we believe in our people”, “we operate responsibly”, and “we act like entrepreneurs”. Gildan’s employees and ethical business practices are what drive its evolution, and that is why maintaining a strong culture of excellence has been a key element in making Gildan the Company it is today. To learn more about #LifeAtGildan, visit Life at Gildan

What are Gildan’s core values?

Gildan’s core values are the fundamental beliefs which guide the Company on a daily basis. These include: “we believe in our people”, “we operate responsibly”, and “we act like entrepreneurs”. To learn more about Gildan’s core values, visit Life at Gildan.

What kind of employee benefits does Gildan have?

Gildan offers competitive and attractive benefits everywhere the Company operates. These benefits vary from country to country and per job type and may include some of the following: paid time off, insurance plan, retirement account, employee share purchase option, professional development opportunities, and more.

Does Gildan hire interns?

Yes, Gildan runs an annual summer internship program to provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience while discovering life at Gildan. To learn more about Gildan's internship program visitSummer internship program

Is Gildan an equal opportunity employer?

Yes, Gildan is an equal opportunity employer. Gildan recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are important for creating a dynamic work environment and is committed to providing everyone with an equal chance to succeed.


Where can I download Gildan images?

Gildan images can be found in the company’s Media resources centre.

How can I contact Gildan?

To view a detailed contact list, visit Contact

How do I request a donation from Gildan?

To request financial or event support, in-kind donations or humanitarian aid from Gildan, visit the Donation Requests page for information on eligibility and application process.

What actions did Gildan take during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Gildan's first priorities during COVID was the well-being of its employees, the continued support and attention to customers’ needs, and the financial health of the organization. For more information on COVID actions, please contact [email protected].

For further information, please contact us.