Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Peerless Garments wins CF Rainwear contract
Peerless Garments wins CF Rainwear contract
20
Jan '09
The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, announced the awarding of a contract to Peerless Garments of Winnipeg to supply camouflage rain suits to Canadian Forces' soldiers.

This contract demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to provide members of the Canadian Forces with the best possible equipment to fulfill their roles, as well as its support of Canadian companies while obtaining the best possible value for taxpayers. The rain suit was developed by the Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada in conjunction with the Canadian textile industry.

"This is just one more example of the expertise and ingenuity of our Winnipeg companies," said Minister Toews. "This contract will not only provide significant benefits for Manitoba but will also secure 500 Canadian manufacturing jobs at a time when we need it most."

The rain suits are just one component of National Defence's Clothe the Soldier Project to equip Canadian Forces personnel with year-round clothing for all types of weather conditions.

"The Government of Canada is committed to working with Canadian companies," said Minister Paradis. "I am always proud to see a Canadian company providing our forces with gear designed and manufactured right here in Canada."

The contract, which will run from 2009 to 2011, was awarded to Peerless Garments following a competitive procurement process. The company will provide the Department of National Defence with 74,000 rain trousers and 74,000 hooded rain jackets, as well as extra hoods and specially-sized pants and hooded jackets. Peerless Garments has certified that the fabric will be woven in Canada.

"It is a cornerstone of this Government's Canada First Defence Strategy to provide our CF members with everything they need to continue their outstanding work," said Minister MacKay. "This is another example of the excellent work to come out of the Clothe the Soldier project and I am delighted to have this contract underway."

The rain suits will carry the Canadian Forces' trademarked Canadian Disruptive Pattern camouflage. The first shipment of rain suits will arrive in spring 2009.

Peerless Garments


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X