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American Ingenuity Series

The Americas Apparel Producers Network is a nonprofit network of compnaies in the textile/apparel supply chain. Our focus is on production in the Western Hemisphere. These videos were produced for educational purposes.

AAPN Fireside Chat #3

We didn't need HARVARD to tell us to collaborate - our case study + A PPE Update from Ed Gribbin

Contempora Fabrics, based in Lumberton N.C., normally makes fabric for baseball uniforms. When the quarantine hit, they sent all of their workers home on a Friday. By Monday they were back open repurposing fabric for masks. Ron will detail the American ingenuity it took to throw together an entire supply chain on the fly to solve a mask shortage with baseball uniform fabric.