Corporate Social Responsibility


We at The Authentic T-Shirt Company/SanMar Canada realize the importance of responsibility for the world we live in and the products that we manufacture and sell. We are proud to take an active role in overseeing how our products are made to allow for a sustainable future and we ensure all employees and contractors work in a safe environment.


Supply Chain Responsibility

The Authentic T-Shirt Company/SanMar Canada is committed to using factories and contractors that observe both safe and ethical business practices. We ensure the laws of the land in which we conduct business are strictly enforced and encourage all business partners to go above and beyond what is locally legislated to adopt higher practice standards. Our factories are visited multiple times a year to ensure our supply chain responsibilities are met.


Environmental Responsibility

We at The Authentic T-Shirt Company/SanMar Canada realize the importance of Environmental Responsibility and minimizing the carbon footprint our company leaves behind. In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment we have proactively automated lighting systems, implemented the use of ‘green’ cleaning products and put into place recycling practices throughout our offices. We appreciate the value of a better planet and will continue to grow our environmental awareness at every opportunity.


Health & Safety Responsibility

We at The Authentic T-Shirt Company/SanMar Canada we believe that all of our staff and those of our contractors are entitled to work in a safe, healthy and clean environment. Both in Canada and abroad we provide work environments that are free from harassment & discrimination. We also recognize and encourage proper labour practices in each of our distinct locations.


Proudly Canadian

A privately held company, Authentic T-Shirt Company/SanMar Canada is focused on Canada and has been doing so since 1989. We are bringing you new styles that reflect the Canadian markets special needs and that are built for our country.



At SanMar Canada we are inspired by Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork. Our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility is also governed by these values. We take our commitment to give back to the communities in which we live and work seriously. To help the many social missions that better all of our lives, we seek to support organizations that do this important work. If we can help with your fundraising efforts, please submit your donation requests to the Corporate Social Responsibility Team at:

When writing to us, please be sure to specify your event details, the date the event is taking place and the donation details. In particular, we’d like to know the style, colour, sizes and quantity of the items that you're asking for. We review donation requests four times a year, at the end of each quarter: April, July, October and January.

We do our best to support every important social cause we can. If your event is selected, you will hear back from our Corporate Social Responsibility team within a few weeks of the review period. We apologize for not being able to reply to every applicant at this time.


Requests for Gildan products, can be sent direct to:

By mail:
Gildan Activewear Donations Committee
600 de Maisonneuve West, 33rd floor
Montréal, QC H3A 3J2

By email:
By Fax: 01 (514) 738-2269


Please visit the Gildan Donations Committee for more information.

We thank you for your continued support and admire the work and dedication to your selected organization and/or cause.