Cotton LEADS

Stories: Down the Chain
Gildan - USA

Transparency and the pursuit of continuous improvement

Sustainability is not something one brand can do alone – it takes the entire industry. That’s why Gildan joined the Cotton LEADS℠ program. The program has provided Gildan the opportunity to work with other Cotton LEADS℠ partners on research projects to reduce greenhouse gases, improve soil health and reduce water usage at the farm level.


The largest domestic user of U.S. cotton, Gildan is dedicated to sustainability in textile manufacturing. Throughout their facilities, they evaluate and measure power usage, water usage and chemical usage – all with a focus on consistency and quality throughout the process from yarn to garment.

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