Sourcing From the Americas: Our Position

Updated June 1, 2022 -- At the AAPN, we believe that doing business in the USA and the Americas is easier, faster, safer, better and more stable. Sure, if you want to source huge quantities; and you know what will sell way in advance; and you are not worried about flexibility; and you just want cheap; then there are plenty of mega-factories in the world that will take your orders. But in this post-virus industry, if you are looking for a more stable and flexible sourcing model, one that better aligns with today’s millions-of-markets-of-one, hyper-connected, last-mile, want-it-my-way-consumer, then you need to look to the Americas. Here’s why:

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“The AAPN is a network of industry professionals who are linked not only by their shared purpose, they are also linked together, daily, through the AAPN email broadcast. Much more than an organizational newsletter, it’s a careful curation from pertinent newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, enriched by the daily discussion they generate.” -- Randy Harward, Advisor | Sustainability - Innovation - Leadership 

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First established in 1981 as the the American Apparel Contractors Association (AACA) by Don Strickland in Atlanta, today’s Americas Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPN) has adapted and innovated to become a significant network of diverse members that make up the apparel supply chain. Throughout its history, AAPN’s leadership has acknowledged, adapted and led change initiatives facilitating the effectiveness of its members.

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