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

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 to be added.

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 Team 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.

Forced Labor Working Group

Joint AAFA/NRF/RILA/USFIA Forced Labor Working Group - groups of brands and associations working on forced labor issues, including best practices and innovative approaches, communications, the WRO process, and lobbying and advocacy.

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.

Labeling Team

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

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.

Trade Policy Committee

The Trade Policy Committee serves as the principal "eyes and ears" for AAFA on trade and legislative and regulatory matters at national and international levels, and directs lobbying and advocacy responses.

Transportation Team

The Transportation Team 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.