HanesBrands Inc

Traded as HBI
Founder(s) John Wesley Hanes - Shamrock Mills,
Pleasant H. Hanes - P. H. Hanes Knitting Company
Headquarters Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Number of locations 190+ Outlet Stores

Hanesbrands Inc. is an American clothing company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[1] It employs 50,000 people internationally.[2] On September 6, 2006, the company was spun off by the Sara Lee Corporation.

Hanesbrands owns several clothing brands, which are Hanes (its largest brand), Champion (its second largest brand), Playtex (its third largest brand), Bali, L'eggs, Just My Size, Hanes Hosiery, Barely There, Wonderbra, Duofold, Airé, Beefy-T, C9 by Champion, Cacharel, Celebrity, Daisyfresh, J. E. Morgan, One Hanes Places, Rinbros, Ritmo, Sheer Energy, Silk Reflections, Sol, Sol y Oro, Tagless, and Zorba.

Hanesbrands also operates and owns around 250 L'eggs Hanes Bali Playtex Factory Outlets or Hanesbrands Stores across the US. They are a chain of outlet stores that offer discounts. Hanesbrands Flagship store is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and opened in summer 2008. This store is the largest store and offers all of Hanesbrands brands. Hanesbrands has recently started opening Champion Outlet Stores in addition to their Hanesbrands Stores. Currently there are 20 Champion stores open.[3]

Hanesbrands has companies in various parts of Europe and Eastern Europe, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

Sales revenue for 2010 was $4.33 billion and gross profit was $1.41 billion.[4]

Hanesbrands has been recognized for work that it has done for the environment, including "green" buildings.[5] They have also been recognized for the work they have done in communities, such as the support of schools in Honduras.[6]

The company's two main competitors are Fruit of the Loom and Jockey International.

In 2011, wikileaks revealed that the corporation had previously lobbied the State Department to prevent the raise of Haiti's minimum-wage to $0.61 an hour from $0.31 an hour.[7]

On July 24, 2013, Hanesbrands agreed to acquire Maidenform for $575 million.[8][9]


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