We are a purpose-driven global industry network exclusively supporting the Western Hemisphere textiles and apparel supply chain through networking and education of our membership & next generation of talent.


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Who We Are:

  • In existence since 1981, we expanded to include the Americas in 2001
  • 200 member entities, with an average retention rate of 85%+ over the past 40 years
    • We broadcast to 2000+ executives daily
    • 12 nations are represented: US, Canada, Mexico, DR, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Peru
  • Our organization completely overlays the textile/apparel industry
  • Membership represents 30 links of the supply chain (from dirt to shirt)
  • 3:1 Ratio Producers to Service Members
  • AAPN is the de facto industrial organization of this hemisphere
  • AAPN's position: promoting the region as better, faster, easier, safer and cheaper

What You Can Expect (for your budgeting purposes):

  • Membership fee is $1900 annually (Corporately)
  • Regional meetings are ~$150 - $250 each (plus hotel and transportation)
  • Annual Meeting: ~$1200 - $1500 (plus hotel and transportation)
  • Educational on-site visits: ~$1000 - $1500 each (plus hotel and transportation)
  • Webinars, Future Forums, Apparel IQ and Zoom Roundtables: usually free for members

Our Membership Benefits Details:

  • Listing in the AAPN member searchable sourcing database with access to do your own searches for new partners
  • Daily, exclusive email broadcasts about "What's Happening in the Industry" from multiple media sources (not the usual suspects like Sourcing Journal and WWD, we dig deeper)
  • Instant broadcast of your questions to other members (ie. “I am looking for…”)
  • Invitations to AAPN and other industry events worldwide with discounted rates
    • 1 Annual Meeting (Miami)
    • 3-5 Regional meetings annually (Dallas; LA; Seattle; Portland, New York; Charlotte; Mexico City)
    • 1-2 Educational on-site visits annually– Carolina Mill Tour (Brands/Retailers only) or DR in March 2023
    • AAPN Summit conferences like the Apparel Summit of the Americas held in Honduras in 2018, one of our most successful forums to-date.
    • AAPN Invitation-only Leadership Forums
  • Networking & Education to build the next generation of industry leaders
    • Apparel IQ, Webinars & Fireside chats
    • Future Forum Innovation Series
    • AAPN Americas/Asia Report Card
    • More to come in the future
  • We listen to you. As a member, your impact can be big or small: We give members the ability to shape the AAPN’s offerings and drive value. Most events or technology come from member suggestions – ie the Regional meeting was started by Tony Anzovino (Haggar), The Carolina Mill Tour by Ron Roach (Contempora), the Honduras Summit of the Americas by Chuy Canahuati (Elcatex)
  • Easily Connect on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter with the AAPN
  • We are apolitical: AAPN takes no stands on legislation but participate in public/private sector meetings to foster growth in the Western Hemisphere (ie PCA, CEPA, HUGE, etc)

Our Focus – Now and For The Future: