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Gildan Corp

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Gildan is one of the world's largest vertically integrated manufacturers of apparel and socks. Gildan’s brand portfolio includes its own label Gildan, Anvil, Goldtoe, Secret, Silks, Kushy Foot, Therapy Plus and Peds. Its printwear division includes Gildan, Anvil, Comfort Colors, Alstyle and New Balance (which it produces under license).

In 2017 the Canadian group won the auction process to acquire the brand and certain assets from American Apparel. Gildan had to up its initial bid of $66m to $88m to secure the deal after other companies, including Amazon, Forever 21, Next Level Apparel and brand licensor Authentic Brands Group LLC all showed interest in the brand.

The deal does not include any of the American Apparel retail stores, however in addition to the assets Gildan separately gained purchase inventory from American Apparel.

Company Information
Turnover:

$2,910,000,000

Group Brands:

Gildan; Goldtoe; Anvil; Secret; Comfort Colors; KushyFoot; Peds; Silks; Alstyle; American Apparel

Contact Information
Head Office Address:
600 de Maisonneuve Boulevard, West Suite 3300, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3J2
Head Office Telephone: +1 514 735 2023
Key Executives
Chairman:

Donald C. Berg

Chief Executive: Glenn Chamandy
Chief Marketing Officer: Mike Hoffman (President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution)
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