Did You Know That Gildan Owns These Brands?

by Gooten Editorial Team on Dec. 8, 2023

At Gooten, one of the things we’re most proud of is providing our print on demand sellers with access to esteemed brands, including products from widely-known apparel companies. One of the best examples of this is Gildan, a name that should be familiar to anyone who’s ever bought a custom or print on demand T-shirt.

In the past, we’ve extolled the virtues of the Gildan brand, making it clear why we’re so pleased to stock it in the Gooten catalog. For example, we’ve been quick to note Gildan’s use of preshrunk jersey cotton, heavyweight and long-lasting. And, we’ve touted the fact that Gildan’s apparel products are sustainably manufactured and ethically sourced, something that many of our print on demand sellers feel passionate about.

But here’s something you might not know: The Gildan brand isn’t actually one brand at all, but rather it’s a portfolio of great products sold under a variety of different brand names. In fact, there are probably several brands you’ve heard of that exist under the Gildan umbrella, several of which we’re pleased to offer at Gooten.

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Which Brands Does Gildan Own?

If you’re not familiar with the full Gildan product family, here are just a few highlights.

Comfort Colors

Comfort Colors has a proven track record in the custom T-shirt space, where they have distinguished themselves for their high standards of quality. The company selects high-quality U.S. cotton, and pays meticulous detail to every step of their manufacturing process, ensuring garments that look outstanding and hold up over the long haul. For more than 45 years, Comfort Colors has provided excellence in cotton T-shirts, and we’re proud to carry this line here at Gooten. Check out the Comfort Colors styles we carry at Gooten.


Gooten is also happy to offer custom apparel bearing the official Gildan label. This product lineup offers something for everyone, from tees to fleeces, from ring-spun cotton to durable polyester. Gildan shirts also come in a wide range of colors, with more than 150 different hues to provide a canvas for customization. Gildan shirts consistently rank among our most popular, best selling products here at Gooten. Check out the Gildan styles we carry at Gooten.

American Apparel

American Apparel, founded in 1989 as a small wholesale American made t-shirt brand is well-known within the print on demand world and was acquired by Gildan in 2017. American Apparel’s  strong brand presence in fashion basics has been a complement to Gildan’s portfolio. Check out the American Apparel styles we carry at Gooten.

Other Brands

So far, we’ve only given you the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other brands in the Gildan family, and while we don’t currently offer these products here at Gooten, they attest to the rich legacy of the Gildan name. Examples include:

  • Goldtoe. Since 1935, Goldtoe has been one of the foremost names in comfy, supportive, well-constructed socks. The company covers everything from athletic socks to normal wear.
  • Peds. The Gildan family also includes Peds, a top name in supportive women’s athletic socks and other footwear.
  • Under Armour. Gildan also boasts a partnership with Under Armour, a prolific manufacturer of athletic wear, footwear, and casual apparel.


The bottom line: Gildan isn’t just a brand. It’s practically a dynasty. And we’re thrilled to have an integral relationship with them here at Gooten.

Explore More Leading Brands in the Gooten Catalog

When it comes to big names, Gildan is just one example of Gooten’s connections. From Viking to Hanes, from Fruit of the Loom to Camelbak, we’re proud to work with legendary brands from across the country, making their sought-after products widely available to our print on demand sellers.


To find out more about our array of major brands, check out the Gooten catalog today.

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