Gildan Promotional T-Shirts in Australia
Bongo has one of the largest collection of mens, ladies and children’s t-shirts in Australia. Choose from a range of classic mens, ladies and children’s styles with fabric choices of 100% cotton, soft polyester cotton mixed fabric or cool dry 100% polyester fabric. The colour range is vast with over 70 amazing, vibrant colours to choose from our Gildan range of quality t-shirts.
Decorating Gildan Shirts
Gone are the days of expensive mesh screen set up costs and having to have a screen for each colour along with white base for printing onto dark coloured t-shirts. This can still be done – but with digital printing and direct to garment printing – multi coloured prints are less involved and certainly more cost effective for you when printing full colour CMYK designs on coloured t-shirts. Our range of digitally printed shirts gives you so many more options for decoration. The possibilities are endless. there are no limitations at all with your design concept.
Gildan Activewear Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer of branded clothing, including undecorated blank activewear such as t-shirts, sport shirts and fleeces, which are subsequently decorated by screen printing companies with designs and logos. The company also supplies branded and private label athletic, casual and dress socks to retail companies in the United States including Gold Toe Brands, PowerSox, SilverToe, Auro, All Pro, and the Gildan brand. The company also manufactures and distributes Under Armour and New Balance brand socks. The company has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide, and owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Rio Nance, Honduras and the Caribbean.
Glenn and Greg Chamandy founded Gildan in 1984 with the acquisition of a knitting mill in Montreal, Canada, to make fabric to supply the Harley Inc., the childrenswear business already owned by the family. It later expanded to sell t-shirts made of 100% cotton to wholesalers, which resold them to United States and Canadian screen-printers, to be decorated with designs and logos. By 1994, Harley was closed in order to focus on the expansion of what had become Gildan Activewear.
The combination of low wages and advanced technology has allowed Gildan to lower its price per shirt to below that of Chinese manufacturers.
Environment and Sustainability
In the past decade, Gildan implemented sustainability initiatives to reduce or eliminate potentially negative effects its facilities might have on the environment. Facilities in Honduras and the Dominican Republic employ Biotop, a biological wastewater management system that uses gravity, microorganisms and sunlight to remove chemicals and dyes from wastewater. When treated by Biotop, the water is beneficial to nearby ecosystems and suitable for use in local agriculture.