HanesBrands Introduces Consumer Face Masks

HanesBrands, Winston-Salem, N.C., has introduced a collection of consumer face masks under its Hanes and Champion brands.

The masks are made using a variety of materials — cotton, nylon and polyester — and are available online, in retail stores and in company outlet stores. The introductions come on the heels of HanesBrands fulfilling its production agreement with the U.S. government for all-cotton face coverings and medical gowns.

“We are proud of the commitment of our employees and our ability to quickly pivot to large-scale production of face coverings and face masks to meet important needs during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael E. Faircloth, group president, global operations, American casualwear and e-commerce. “In just three months, we were able to go from never having produced face masks to making more than 450 million government face coverings, designing and developing branded programs of high-quality comfortable nonmedical face masks for consumers, and safely and responsibly reopening operations to support our core innerwear and activewear businesses.”

July/August 2020