Monday, March 30, 2020

SUMMARY: The 2018 AAPN pro:Americas Annual Conference

What follows is an extraordinarily brief summary of our recent annual conference. Truly, you 'have to be there'. It is not a matter of...

2018 AAPN Industry Leadership Award Winners

Here they are - our 2018 AAPN Industry Leadership award winners! Ron Roach has been with Contempora Fabrics since 1985 and president since 2012. It was Ron’s idea to...

Brands and Retailers Comment on the AAPN Carolinas Mill Tour

At AAPN, we feel the Carolinas Mill Tour for 23 people from 9 brands and retailers two weeks ago was about perfect. A total of...

2018 AAPN Carolina Mill Tour – Photo Album Online Now

We are delighted to share the photo album compiled during our five-day AAPN Carolina Mill Tour which more than 20 of us experienced just...

How to Introduce a New Hire; Intern; Child and Others to Our Industry

We recently got a note from an exec member asking us the best way to get a new sales associate of theirs involved with...

Opinion – Ed Gribbin on the AAPN Carolina Mill Tour Part 2

Here, as he promised, is the second half of Ed Gribbin's 'report' on our amazingly successful and informative AAPN Carolina Mill Tour. Enjoy! It really...

Opinion – Ed Gribbin on the AAPN Carolina Mill Tour

On our Carolina Textile Tour last week, we had 23 people from 9 brands and retailers. We also had one extra member - Ed...

The Made in USA Sweatshirt and the CCW Finishing Operation

At our 2014 Annual Conference, we asked Bayard Winthrop, who founded the Made in USA sweatshirt brand American Giant, to speak. We had learned of...

AAPN’s Carolina Mill Tour is Blowing Minds

Last week, we took the tour detailed in the below report by Devine Steele. 23 executives, managers and staff from 8 brands and retailers...

How Business Capabilities Can Differentiate (Every Company)

Our recent past president Kevin Williams coined the insight, "logistics is the new marketing". He backed it up by sending us the following excellent...