How to find a factory in the Americas in response to the Coronavirus Crisis

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With the coronavirus crisis in Asia, brands and retailers are scrambling to re-engineer their supply chains. As a result, we're seeing a sudden and urgent uptick in requests for help coming here to AAPN. We can help.

When it comes to finding factories, resources and answers to the textile and apparel industries of the Western Hemisphere, we're the only game in the Americas. Why?

We set out 25 years ago to organize the supply chain of the West industrially, like they do in Asia. We opened our membership to the Americas in 2001. Today we have 200 organizations from 30 links in the chain and a dozen countries in our network, literally networked.

One stretch of the supply chain is referred to as 'trim'. Below you will see the 7 links of the chain who produce trim. We have 19 companies in these links. Each of these companies has a database listing every possible customer and prospect in the Americas for what they make.

Under no circumstance will they allow me to see this database. That's OK. That's not the deal. The deal is if we do an email broadcast for a brand looking for a factory, we have 19 companies who will try to help.

So, again, when it comes to finding factories, resources and answers in this hemisphere, we're it. There's no list, book, guide, office, consultant, government, website, intermediary or for-profit as current as the thousands of laptops in the two hundred member organizations of this network.

Spread the word, your network, the AAPN, is ready to help your customers find resources here, proven ones, ones who know how to say no but work to get to yes. Simple as that. Here, meet our trim members:

ELASTIC
George C. Moore
Stretchline
Trans-Tex
Hyosung

EMBELLISHMENT
Lion Brothers                               

LABELS
Avery Dennison
Bemis
Finotex
Natco
Printcraft Inc
r-pac International Corporation

THREAD
American & Efird
Coats
YoumKwang

POCKETING
Cotswold
QST Industries, Inc.                               

SUPPLIES
Grupo Miguel
Llovet Sales Company

ZIPPERS
YKK