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The first ever end-to-end apparel industry supply chain meeting about 'sustainability'. Ninety companies, 120 people from retailers, brands, uniform companies, factories, full pacakge, zippers, labels, thread, hangers, elastic, spandex, chemicals, organic, cotton, synthetics, recycling, yarn, fabric, finishing, distribution, logistics, shipping, air freight, design, fashion, technology, software, internet, consulting, journalists, charity, social responsiblity, government, universities, certification, labs, testing and non-profit sector. Run in a roundable, executive forum, 'DAVOS' senior executive think tank format, the meeting addresses sustaiability from environmental, social and economic perspectives.

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  1. 1. AAPN <br />SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT<br />May 2-4, 2010<br />Loews Miami Beach Hotel<br />NEXT SUMMIT:<br />May 1-3, 2011<br />Same place....<br />
  2. 2. RECEPTION – w/ Katherine Stein of SGS (center right) on a mission<br />
  3. 3. AAPN President <br />Carlos Arias<br />President of <br />Denimatrix in<br />Guatemala City<br />Opening Comments<br />
  4. 4. SUPPLY CHAIN – 17 Retail/Brand/Uniform Companies – 14 Factories<br />24 Textile/Yarn – 10 Trim – 8 Technology – 6 Logistics – 11 Industry<br />
  5. 5. Huntsman InternationalIdeal FastenerIndustrias Merlet S.A. de C.V. (El Salvador)Kaltex Apparel (Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua & Haiti)Kohl's Department StoresLawson Software Lion Uniform GroupLos Volcanes Group (Guatemala)LST/ProTrim EnterprisesMaersk National SpinningNatureUSA New Generation Computing  NikeNordstromOperation WarmPartex Apparel International (El Salvador) (AAPN Board Member) PatagoniaPatrick YarnsPerry EllisPhillips Van Heusen CorporationPlains Cotton Cooperative AssociationRadiciSpandex  (AAPN Board Member) Rocedes Apparel S.A. (Nicaragua) (AAPN Board Member) r-pacSeaboard MarineSetlog Corp.SGS Consumer Testing Service/USSuperior Uniform GroupSwisstex Direct LLCSwisstex California (US & El Salvador)Textil Del Valle S.A. (Peru)TextileWorldTIC Group USATradeCard (AAPN Board Member) TukaTechU.S. International Trade CommissionUnder ArmourUnifi Inc.United KnittingVESTEX (Guatemala)VF Services Inc.Walter Wilhelm AssociatesYKK (USA<br />A&H SportswearAbercrombie & FitchAlabama State Port AuthorityAmerican & EfirdAmerican Cotton Growers (AAPN Board Member) Antex Mills/Guru Knits (US & El Salvador)Anvil KnitwearApparel MagazineThe Argus Group (El Salvador & Nicaragua)Avery Dennison (AAPN Board Member) bluesign Technologies AG (Switzerland)Buhler Quality Yarns (AAPN Board Member) Bureau Veritas (AAPN Board Member) Carmel Textiles IncCarolina Cotton Works (AAPN Board Member) Checkpoint Systems Coats N. America Contempora FabricsCotton Council InternationalCotton IncorporatedCrowley Logistics (AAPN Board Member) CS America (US, Korea & El Salvador)Custom Made Services S.A. (Guatemala)Customs and Trade ServicesDarlington FabricsDenimatrix (Guatemala) (AAPN Board Member) DHL Global ForwardingDow Corning CorporationDraper KnittingEnova Textile and ApparelFASE (Marci Zaroff)Fashion SourcesFerre-Hickory LLCFesslerUSA (AAPN Board Member) FIDMGap Inc.George C Moore Company (US & El Salvador)Gerber TechnologyWayne GrayGreen TextileGreenology/dNh Do NO HarmGrupo M (DR & Haiti)Hamrick MillsHeadwaters Creative<br />
  6. 6. Mike Todaro<br />Managing Director<br />AAPNetwork<br />
  7. 7. Opening Panel Discussion: brands, retailers and sustainability<br />John Fojut KOHL’S; Caterina Conti ANVIL; Mark D’Sa GAP; Randy Harward PATAGONIA<br />
  8. 8. John Fojut, Kohl’s in his talk on KOHL’S GREEN SCENE<br />
  9. 9. MEMBERS take notes and can interact at will........<br />
  10. 10. Panel Discussion: Thread, Chemical, Yarn and Cotton<br />John Eapen A&E; Craig White HUNTSMAN; <br /> Eric Joo CS CENTRAL AMERICA; Michele Wallace, COTTON INCORPORATED<br />
  11. 11. Sue Strickland of AAPN<br />visits with<br />Aaron Tavdi of Antex/Guru Mills<br />
  12. 12. Gerald Cauthen<br />VP<br />Contempora Fabrics<br />on his long list of <br />sustainability actions at his<br />employee owned company<br />
  13. 13. Panel Discussion: Yarn, Recycling, Full Package and Finishing<br />Gerald Cauthen CONTEMPORA FABRICS; Elliot Lightman ENOVA; <br /> Brian Meck FesslerUSA; Bryan Ashby CAROLINA COTTON WORKS<br />
  14. 14. Peter WaeberCEObluesign Technologies AGwww.bluesign.com<br />
  15. 15. Kurt Cavano<br />TradeCard<br />Kurt led many of the openinteractions and interpretedand summarized the meeting<br />and the day the event openedswam, biked and ranthe Miami Triathlon <br />
  16. 16. Craig White of Huntsman visits w/ Carlos Martel & Heidi Vaughan of Nikewhile Steve Perry of Darlington is online in the background<br />
  17. 17. Scott Vaughn of Rocedes takes questions about his emotionalvideo detailing his commitment to his 2,500 people in Nicaragua<br />
  18. 18. Rick Horwitch, Bureau Veritas, Ian Kupferberg, Abercrombie & Fitch; Laura Hodgson, Nordstrom; Will Phillips, Under Armour <br /> all visit with Mike Todaro, AAPN <br />
  19. 19. Aaron Tavdi of Antex/Guru Mills talks with<br />Alfonso Hernandez of The Argus Group<br />
  20. 20. Marci Zaroff<br />Founder and CEO, FASE<br />Globally recognized<br />pioneer of fusing fashion<br />with ecology<br />
  21. 21. AAPN President <br />Carlos Arias<br />Closes the Meeting<br />Takes Final Questions<br />Challenges Members<br />
  22. 22. Carlos Arias and Mike Todaro take questions at the end of the meeting. Everyone gets a chance to interact in an open forum, town meeting format made even moreinteresting by the number and mix of industries in the room. One person said, “weare all in this together”. It was who was in the room together, who took ownership,who set direction to ‘learn forward’ that will make our next meeting twice thisrecord setting size..... <br />
  23. 23. THE 12 ANGLED STONE in Cuzco, Peru – an example of AAPN directly connected toall of the industries and links in the global apparel supply chain, with a matrix of some of the 600+ individuals in our network shown in the composite image........<br />
  24. 24. AAPN SUSTAINABILITY SUMMITMay 1-3, 2011Loews Miami Beach Hotel, FL<br />
  25. 25. Sue C. StricklandExecutive DirectorMike TodaroManaging DirectorAAPNetwork<br />