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Meet Jorge Colindres: Analyzing the Americas

September 29, 2020

Jorge Colindres is no stranger to the apparel industry. In Honduras, where he is originally from, Jorge worked for different textile companies for over 10 years. Then his life was changed after a Diversity Visa for the United States that his wife applied for on his behalf — unbeknownst to him — came through. After … Continued

Sustainability in a Circular Economy

February 18, 2020

The global population is expected to increase by two billion people over the next 30 years, bringing our total planet population up to about 9.7 billion. The planet could use a little help, as it helps us stay alive. Every little bit of assistance counts. One way to protect what we have is to try … Continued

Meet the Re-Tee: Made with 100% Recycled Fabric

January 14, 2020

As a company, we continually strive to reduce our footprint and 2019 was no different for us! For example, we recycled 17,239 pounds of e-waste, decreased our water use by 2% across our home office and distribution centers, and as a result of our partnership with PrintReleaf we offset our paper consumption by reforesting 383 … Continued

Corporate Responsibility Update

December 10, 2019

We are rounding out the last few days of the decade and we are nearly a quarter of the way through this century. I’ll let that sink in…Now is one of the best times to reflect on the progress of our goals — our successes and our opportunities for next year. Every day presents a … Continued

Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing

September 19, 2019

Responsible sourcing is the process of making sure products made and sold are done so in the most sustainable and ethical way possible, and this really matters to consumers. We seek out suppliers that adhere to our rigorous social compliance standards and global operating principles. All factory selection and vetting is based on principles established … Continued

Meet Anna, a SanMar Product Development Manager

May 7, 2019

There are those who think that a t-shirt is a t-shirt is a t-shirt. Anna Leos definitely has something to say about that. “There are a lot of things you don’t realize go into the end garment,” Anna explains. “We’ve thought about every single thing; we’ve thought about the fabric, the color, the stitching, the … Continued

SanMar Family Values: Make a Difference

April 30, 2019

Here at SanMar, our Family Values are at the heart of everything we do. We understand that we have the exciting opportunity to have a positive impact on the communities in which we are involved. This is why Making a Difference is one of our core values and drives many of our decisions. SanMar strives … Continued

Our Ongoing Commitment to Corporate Responsibility

January 15, 2019

When we launched our comprehensive corporate responsibility (CR) report in 2017, we established some ambitious goals to reach by 2020. In the effort of full disclosure, we recently released an update on our progress, highlighting our progress and where we still have some work to do. Arranged by our 2020 goals, Sharing our Progress: 2018 … Continued

Making a Difference for Students in Sri Lanka

December 14, 2016

SanMar strives to make a difference in the communities where we source our products. One of our sourcing facilities in Sri Lanka is located next to a school. During factory visits, several SanMar team members connected with the school and the students, who wanted to practice their English and entertain their American visitors. As the … Continued

Continuing to Pioneer in Africa While Making a Difference

June 21, 2016

Six years ago when SanMar began sourcing from Tanzania we committed to responsible apparel manufacturing in Africa. At the time, we were pioneers in sourcing there and didn’t know the impact the apparel industry would make on the continent. From empowering women with the independence to earn their own income to spurring development in local … Continued