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HanesBrands Upcycle Program Diverts 240 Tons of Waste in Thailand


HanesBrands' associates in Surin, Thailand, are passionately driving environmental and social impact through their innovative upcycle program. By collaborating with local vendors, the team transforms surplus materials into marketable products, providing a sustainable source of income to the local community while diverting 240 tons of waste from landfills annually.
“It’s inspiring to see innovation and creativity in the finished products and it’s rewarding to know we are making important steps toward our sustainability goals while creating opportunities for our province to thrive,” said Kamalraj Ramadoss, Plant Manager, HanesBrands.
“The vendors are grateful to receive our binding waste to create quality products they can sell to support their families.”
As part of its commitment to safeguarding the environment, HanesBrands is actively seeking out strategic partners in various regions who can help in achieving its zero-waste-to-landfill goal. By doing so, the company is also working towards its objective of positively impacting the lives of ten million people by 2030.
“Our associates are motivated by the success of this initiative,” said Kamalraj. “They are finding new, innovative ways to upcycle in our facility and their households.”

“Create Opportunity for All is a company value that is woven into this project from start to finish,” said Chris Fox, Chief Sustainability Officer, HanesBrands. “The material waste gets reused, our associates are inspired to make a positive impact and our communities become stronger.”
HanesBrands, home to some of the most iconic brands in apparel such as Champion, Hanes, Bonds, Bali, and Maidenform, is dedicated to establishing a circular economy that generates zero waste. The company is pushing the boundaries of innovation by adopting sustainable practices such as recycling and remanufacturing to produce new products.