Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.
For apparel and footwear manufacturers, brands, and retailers tasked with the challenge of ensuring product safety and mitigating risk, the only constant is an ever changing regulatory environment. This webinar will provide a recap of the top product safety issues of 2018 that impacted the industry and forecast what issues the industry may face in 2019.
The goal of this webinar is to:
- Understand recent legislative and regulatory product safety issues impacting the industry at the federal, state, and local levels to help ensure product compliance and mitigate risk.
- Learn what product safety issues the industry may face in 2019 and discuss proactive steps to ensure compliance.
Sr. Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant
TÜV Rheinland of North America
Danielle Iverson, Sr. Regulatory & Product Compliance Consultant with TÜV Rheinland of North America provides guidance and recommendations to clients in regards to testing and quality assurance programs and protocols designed to protect their brands, ensure compliance with national and international compliance regulations and minimize risk for apparel, textiles, footwear as well as toys and children’s products.
Before joining TÜV Rheinland, Danielle was the Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). Danielle also served as Director of Government Affairs with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Japanese Language & Literature from the George Washington University, and also holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design.
Executive Vice President
Stephen E. Lamar is Executive Vice President, where he also serves as liaison to AAFA’s Government Relations Committee, Government Contracts Committee, and Legwear Committee. He represents AAFA members before Congress and the Administration on a range of issues, including government procurement, counterfeiting/intellectual property rights, international trade, market access, customs, labor, environment, and product safety. In these roles, Steve also advises AAFA member companies on legislation and regulatory policies affecting the clothing and footwear industries. Prior to AAFA, Steve was a trade analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Before joining the Commerce Department, Steve served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the southern African country of Botswana. Steve is President of the Washington International Trade Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University and a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs (with a concentration on African politics and international trade) from George Washington University.