The Priceless Gift of Intensely Educating your Future Leaders


In response to seeing so many young people from major brands and retailers who truly needed more education on fiber, yarn, fabric, trim and finishing, we created the AAPN Carolina Mill Tour. In 2018, we made 5 stops. This year, we make 7 hands-on, in-factory tours including:
Contempora Fabrics
Parkdale Mills
Carolina Cotton Works
American & Efird
Hamrick Mills
Patrick Yarns
Milliken & Company

There is NO other tour like this. We proved the VALUE last year, as proven by the same companies as last year sending more of their people this year. You will LEARN what is made, how it is made and quality checks. You will KNOW more, your CAREER will become more secure and your COMPANY will be stronger.

The tour is from March 31 – April 7. The AAPN Member Brand/Retailer fee is only $995 complete while Non-Member Brand/Retailers pay $1195. These low fees include everything except airfare including 7 tours, registration fee for 2019 Carolina Regional Conference, five nights in hotel, all meals (Sunday evening through lunch on Friday) and ground Transportation – starting in Lumberton (Sunday evening) through drop-offs at Charlotte Airport on Friday.

NOTE: The Carolina Mill Tour is open to executives who source fabric, production or trim directly for a brand/retailer-only.  AAPN reserves the right to determine eligibility.  There are only 25 slots available. No vendors or suppliers need apply.

Currently we have commitments from: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fanatics, Gerson & Gerson, Haggar, Jockey, PVH, Superior Uniform, Tegra, US Air Force, VF and WITH
Register now here


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