Gildan Announces Renewal of its Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification for its Entire Product Line
Montreal-based Gildan Activewear has renewed its certification under the stringent Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for its entire branded product line, including T-shirts, sport shirts, fleece, socks and underwear.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an internationally recognized testing and certification system for textile and apparel production that guarantees products are free of harmful substances. Gildan has renewed its Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification yearly since 2004.
"We are pleased to once again achieve certification of 100 percent of our products," said Garry Bell, vice president, global marketing for Gildan Activewear. "Gildan's rigorous Environmental Code of Practices reflects our commitment to environmentally responsible processes in all of our manufacturing centers. We also remain driven to innovate and adopt technologies that reduce our environmental footprint at each stage of the manufacturing process."
For more information on the certification and test program, please visit www.oeko-tex.com. For more information on Gildan Activewear's corporate citizenship initiatives, please visit www.gildancsr.com.