Gildan Activewear Inc. was founded in Canada in 1984 by Greg and Glen Chamandy. The company was originally founded to make fabric for Harley Inc. which was the childrenswear business owned by the family. After Gildan began to see success, Harley Inc. was closed by 1994 in order to put all focus and efforts into Gildan. The company specializes in undecorated t-shirts, activewear, and fleeces which are then often decorated by screen-printing companies. Currently, the company employs over 42,000 people and owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Rio Nance, Honduras, and the Caribbean.