Committees

AAFA members actively serve on 11 committees, subcommittees, councils, and working groups. Members have the opportunity to provide thought leadership, share best practices, and address challenges through active participation.

Brand Protection Council

The Brand Protection Council focuses its efforts on the global war against counterfeit apparel, footwear, accessories, and other supplier products.

Customs Team

The purpose of the Customs listserv is to regularly inform AAFA members about the latest customs-related issues and news affecting the apparel and footwear industries.

Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee provides AAFA members a forum to discuss proper environmental stewardship and sustainability best practices for the industry.

Footwear Action Committee

The Footwear Action Committee is a dedicated and formalized platform for members to discuss issues unique to the production, sourcing, and selling of shoes.

Government Contracts Committee

The GCC keeps members apprised of developments that bear on the needs and requirements of the U.S. military and other parts of the U.S. government with respect to the procurement of clothing and shoes, and the problems faced by the industry.

Government Relations Committee

The GRC serves as the principal "eyes and ears" for AAFA on trade and legislative and regulatory matters at national and international levels. It directs lobbying and advocacy responses for matters affecting the U.S. apparel and footwear industry

Labeling Team

The AAFA labeling listserv was created to discuss issues related to labeling and packaging products for public consumption and serves as a forum for questions on the subject.

Legwear Committee

AAFA's Legwear Committee is dedicated to addressing issues unique to the legwear sector. The committee addresses the needs of our legwear members through regular meetings and advocacy initiatives.

Product Safety Council

The Product Safety Council provides a forum for members to discuss and learn about regulations and issues related to product safety and chemical management.

Social Responsibility Committee

The Social Responsibility Committee identifies and studies global social responsibility issues and trends that affect the U.S. apparel and footwear industry.

Transportation Team

The Transportation listserv follows issues such as ports, shipping, and logistics. Participants of the transportation list receive regular updates describing the actions of AAFA on transportation issues, as well as breaking news reports.

Committees meet by conference call, in person 2-3 times a year, and send out regular updates on issues. AAFA member companies can have an unlimited number of employees participate in these committees. To join a committee, please contact membership@aafaglobal.org to be added.