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Fact Sheet

 

HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company’s strong brands include Hanes, Champion, Playtex, DIM, Bali, Maidenform, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Bras N Things, Berlei and Gear for Sports.

The company sells T-shirts, socks, bras, panties, shapewear, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. HanesBrands products are sold everywhere consumers shop: at mass-merchandise, mid-tier, department-store, college bookstores, dollar-stores, food and drug, and club-store retailers, as well as directly to consumers via the Internet and nearly 1,000 company-owned retail stores worldwide.

Unlike most apparel companies, HanesBrands owns the majority of its worldwide manufacturing facilities, producing approximately 80 percent of the apparel it sells.

HanesBrands takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean by the Great Place to Work Institute and has been named Forbes Best Large Employer. The company is a nine-time honoree of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star and is ranked at No. 172 on Newsweek magazine’s list of Top 500 greenest U.S. companies.

Key Facts

  • Net Sales (2017): $6.5 billion (No. 432 on Fortune 500 List)
  • Approximately 68,000 employees in more than 40 countries
  • Headquarters: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as “HBI”
  • Chief Executive Officer: Gerald W. Evans Jr.
  • Corporate website: www.Hanes.com/corporate
  • Corporate Social Responsibility website: www.HanesForGood.com

Innovate-to-Elevate Strategy
The company’s Innovate-to-Elevate strategy is at the heart of its business model to drive profitable growth and margins, gain market share, and create value through acquisitions. Innovate-to-Elevate is built around the reinforcing assets of brand power, a low-cost, world-class global supply chain, and consumer-centric innovation platforms that can be used across brands.

Innovation Platforms

  • Tagless Innovation. Hanes introduced tagless T-shirts to the masses and has expanded the innovation across other product categories of innerwear and activewear.
  • ComfortFlex Fit Smart Sizes. Using seamless sewing technology for better fit, comfort and support, the company offers Smart Size bras across many brands that replace cup-and-band sizing with a few alpha sizes.
  • Fabric Innovations. Our ComfortBlend underwear and socks combine the best of natural cotton fibers and manmade fibers. X-Temp underwear, socks and activewear T-shirts offer temperature control advantages in varying temperature conditions. Fresh IQ, odor control technology that has been added across the company’s core product categories.

World-Class Supply Chain

  • By owning the majority of its supply chain, the company enjoys a competitive advantage in terms of cost, scale, flexibility and compliance with best-in-class management practices.
  • The company operates a balanced supply chain across hemispheres, including fabric production, cut parts and sewing.
    • Americas/Caribbean
      • Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Honduras: underwear, intimates, socks, hosiery and activewear.
    • Asia
      • Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam: underwear and intimates.
    • Europe/Africa
      • France, Germany, South Africa and Romania: socks, hosiery and intimates.
    • United States: socks, hosiery and specialty fabrics.

Acquisitions
HanesBrands has made seven acquisitions of commercial apparel companies since 2010.

  • 2010 – Acquired Gear for Sports, a leading producer and seller of licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores in the U.S.
  • 2013 – Acquired Maidenform Brands, a leading seller of bras, shapewear and panties.
  • 2014 – Acquired DBApparel (Hanes Europe Innerwear), a leading seller of bras, hosiery and underwear under brands, including DIM, Abanderado, Nur Die/Nur Der, Playtex and Wonderbra.
  • 2015 – Acquired Knights Apparel, a leading seller of licensed collegiate logo apparel in the mass - retail channel.
  • 2016 – Acquired Pacific Brands (Hanes Australasia), a leading marketer of bras, panties, underwear, babywear, and socks in Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere, under a portfolio of leading brands, including Bonds, Berlei and Sheridan
  • 2016 – Acquired Champion Europe, which owns the trademark for the Champion brand in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • 2016 – Acquired GTM Sportswear, a leading seller in custom decorated teamwear and fanwear in the high school channel.
  • 2017 – Acquired Alternative Apparel, a better basics lifestyle brand that sells T-shirts, fleece and
    other tops and bottoms.
  • 2018 – Bras N Things, a leading seller of proprietary bras, panties and lingerie sets in Australia
    online and through retail stores. Also operates stores in New Zealand and South Africa.

Brand Power

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Hanes
Hanes is America’s No. 1 apparel brand, found in 8 out of 10 American households, and is sold internationally including in Canada, Mexico, Japan and Philippines. Hanes gave birth to the great American T-shirt. Other products include men’s underwear, kids’ underwear, bras, panties, socks, T-shirts, fleece and sheer hosiery. Innovations include Tagless, ComfortBlend, X-Temp, Fresh IQ and ComfortFlex Fit. www.hanes.com

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Champion
Champion offers authentic, high-quality athletic apparel around the globe, including North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. The brand is the originator, innovator and market leader in sports bras. In addition to sports bras, Champion offers high-performance T-shirts, tanks, shorts, pants, hooded sweatshirts, team uniforms, socks, underwear and accessories. C9 by Champion is distributed exclusively at Target. www.championusa.com

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DIM
DIM is a leader in intimates, hosiery, and men’s underwear available in 40 countries. Founded in 1958, this leading brand of women’s intimates and hosiery and men’s underwear in France. www.dim.fr

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Maidenform
An intimate apparel leader since 1921, Maidenform offers comfortable, stylish and innovative bras, panties and shapewear to women with an active lifestyle, a sense of style, and an appreciation for the way they look.

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Bali
Bali is the No. 1 department store bra brand in the United States and also sells panties and shapewear. Bali and Playtex brands, now use four or five Smart Size seamless bra sizes to replace up to 16 traditional sizes. www.balicompany.com

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Playtex
The iconic Playtex brand is America’s No. 1 plus/full-figure bra brand. www.playtexfits.com

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L’eggs
Leading hosiery brand, offering high quality, great fitting sheer hosiery and supportive shapewear. www.leggs.com

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Just My Size
Plus-size apparel available at Walmart, HanesBrands outlet stores and websites. JMS, Bali and Playtex innovation includes ComfortFlex Fit bras with Smart Size technology that replaces the need for complex cup-and-band sizing. www.justmysize.com

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Wonderbra
Founded in Canada in 1939, Wonderbra is Canada’s largest bra brand and leading seller of push-up styles in the United Kingdom, Europe and South Korea. www.wonderbra.ca

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Bonds
An iconic century-old brand, Bonds holds the No. 1 market share for men’s, women’s, and children’s underwear, babywear and socks in Australia. Bonds is also a leading seller in bras, activewear T-shirts and fleece. www.bonds.com.au

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Nur Die/Nur Der
Founded in 1963, Nur Die/Nur Der is the largest seller of hosiery in Germany and a leading seller of socks and underwear. www.nurdie.de and www.nurder.de

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Lovable
Is a leading seller of women’s intimate apparel in Italy. www.lovable.it

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Abanderado
Is the largest selling men’s underwear brand in Spain. www.abanderado.es

Bras N Things
A leading seller of proprietary bras, panties and lingerie sets in Australia online and through retail stores. Also operates stores in New Zealand and South Africa.  www.brasnthings.com

contacts
  • HanesBrands

    1000 E. Hanes Mill Road

    Winston-Salem, NC 27105

    (336) 519-8080

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HanesBrands is an Energy Star partner and the only apparel company to earn sustained excellence honors.