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Next Level Apparel and GK Global Form Strategic Nearshore Fabric Supply Partnership




February 3, 2023

Next Level Apparel (NLA), Los Angeles, has announced a strategic partnership with Honduras-based GK Global (GK) to provide nearshore fabric.

The combination of NLA and GK, a diversified global textiles company, is the latest advancement toward 100 percent U.S. grown cotton for NLA’s entire apparel line.

“There are many benefits of this partnership with GK, including shorter lead times and reduced exposure to geopolitical risks,” says NLA CEO Randy Hales. “Bringing our fabric production closer to home allows us to have complete supply chain transparency, including upstream traceability to the cotton.”

GK’s Textile operations were established in Central America and Mexico more than three decades ago. At that time the company was one of the first foreign textile investors in Honduras, and since then has established vertically integrated production covering all facets of the textile supply chain to include innovative and sustainable fibers, yarns, fabrics, and garment manufacturing.


“In 2022 GK invested more than $236 million (USD) aimed at expanding our world-class operations and allowing us to bring the full strength of our global supply chain to our relationship with NLA,” says GK Chairman Yusuf Amdani. “We are proud to partner with the leading printwear brand and to grow together by delivering the highest quality and responsibly sourced products available in the market today.”