Gildan Activewear Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Doris Inc. (Doris), effective July 7, 2014. Gildan previously announced on June 19, 2014 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Doris.
Gildan is a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear. The Company sells its products under a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands, including the Gildan, Gold Toe and Anvil brands and brand extensions, as well as under licensing arrangements for the Under Armour, Mossy Oak and New Balance brands.
The Company distributes its products in printwear markets in the U.S. and Canada, where Gildan is the industry-leading brand, and the Company is increasing its penetration in international printwear markets. The Company is also one of the largest suppliers of branded athletic, casual and dress socks for a broad spectrum of retailers in the U.S.
The Company is also developing Gildan as a consumer brand for underwear and activewear. Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America and the Caribbean Basin to efficiently service the replenishment needs of its customers in the printwear and retail markets. Gildan has approximately 39,000 employees worldwide and is committed to industry-leading labour and environmental practices in all of its facilities.