Traceability & Sustainability Conference

Join AAFA at the Henry Ford Museum as we discuss supply chain traceability and sustainability!

Tuesday, July 23 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024
The Henry Ford Museum hosted by Carhartt, Inc. | Dearborn, MI

Register Now!

Join AAFA as Carhartt, Inc. hosts the Traceability & Sustainability Conference on July 23 - July 24! The conference is held in conjunction with AAFA’s Social Responsibility Committee and Environmental Committee Meetings and kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday, July 23, with the full-day conference on Wednesday, July 24. Space is limited, so please register early! The committee meetings are open to AAFA members only and separate registration is required.  


This program responds to the industry's increasing urgency to tackle issues such as climate change, worker rights, circular practices, water conservation, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) objectives. The importance of mapping and tracking our supply chains has never been greater. Achieving transparency and sustainability throughout the supply chain has become vital to encourage responsible policies and actions. With considerations like brand reputation, staying compliant with regulations, and safeguarding the planet's future, prioritizing the mapping of supply chains has become a necessary step. It's not only about demonstrating commitments to consumers and government regulators but also aligning with internal values and targets to contribute positively and help safeguard our world.  

Co-located with this conference, AAFA’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee meetings provide attending members with expanded resources and alignment.   


All apparel, footwear, and fashion retail industry professionals are encouraged and welcome to participate including compliance, supply chain, corporate social responsibility, environmental, and sustainability professionals are invited to register. This program is closed to press attendance and coverage.

Conference Location

The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029

Special thanks to our host:

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, MI 48228

AAFA has reserved a small block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn. Please click here to reserve a room directly with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn at AAFA's rate of $169/night + taxes and fees. The deadline to reserve a room in AAFA's block at our negotiated rate is Monday, July 1, 2024; however, we expect the room block to sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.

Registration Rates - Register NOW to save $100!

Early Bird pricing runs through June 18, 2024. After June 18, all registrants will be charged the regular rate.

 Early Bird Rate   Regular Rate            
 AAFA Member   $425.00  $525.00
 $825.00  $925.00

Government and educator rates are available. Please contact Corinne Suder for more information. 
If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Sarah Vincent.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after July 9, 2024. Substitutions are always permitted. 

Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee Meetings 

The Social Responsibility Committee will meet on the morning of Tuesday, July 23, followed by a joint lunch with the Environmental Committee at 12:30 PM ET. The Environmental Committee Meeting will conclude at 5:00 PM ET. Separate registration is required for each meeting. Attendees of both committee meetings are welcome to attend the Traceability & Sustainability Conference reception that evening! Participation in AAFA Committee Meetings is limited to AAFA members only. To join AAFA or to be added to a committee, contact


Katie Koscher

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