The American Apparel Producers' Network (AAPNetwork) recently announced that apparel and sewngoods contractors and their suppliers in all of the Americas, including the Caribbean, can now join the non-profit trade group as full members, effective immediately. Started in 1981, the AAPNetwork made two key moves in 1994 - the first was to allow Canadian contractors to join and the second was to list all members online under 300 categories of goods, services and data. This new announcement solves several problems.