Getting Started

Anyone with an interest in apparel supply chains can search, contribute to and download data manually from the Open Apparel Registry for free. Hundreds of organizations access OAR data on a daily basis, and the way they use that data depends on their particular needs and position within the apparel sector.

To help you get started, we've developed Quick Start Guides for each of our major user groups. Click on the organization type below that best matches you and you’ll find instructions, case studies and information tailored to your needs. Or, if you’re ready to go ahead and get started, you can:

Premium Features


Looking to more efficiently manage large amounts of facility data? Connecting with the OAR's API enables users to programmatically query and exchange data with the Open Apparel Registry.

Embedded Map

Looking to display your supplier list on your website on a customized map, but don’t want to go through the process of building and designing it yourself? The Open Apparel registry offers an easy-to-use Embedded Map for your website.

Translated Resources

The Open Apparel Registry team is working to make more and more resources available in a range of languages. Visit this page to access translated videos, presentations, and how-to guides.