Supply Chain & Sourcing

AAFA galvanizes the industry to build upon strong supply chain and sourcing commitments – including the highest ethical and responsible standards – so that members, consumers, workers, and the environment will thrive.

Tools & Resources

FEATURED

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.

CSR Guidance: Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

THREADS Protocol

The THREADS Sustainability and Social Responsibility Protocol identifies core tenets that will enable policymakers to develop practical, workable, and effective regulatory proposals.

CSR Guidance: Health & Safety in Denim Finishing

A robust set of guidelines to assist denim finishing facilities in providing a safe and healthy work environment that prevents accidents, injuries, and illnesses at their facilities.

CSR Guidance: Myanmar

In light of the February 1 coup in Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma), AAFA has published guidance for members sourcing from Myanmar. This resource is now available to the industry at large.

CSR Guidance: Safe Factory Operations post COVID-19

This document provides guidance to factories on how to safely resume operations post COVID-19.

Sourcing in New Countries

AAFA’s member-only Sourcing Profiles equip members with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when considering new regions and new countries.

Events

Traceablity and Sustainability Conference, The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI, July 23-24
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July 16, 2024 01:00 PM

Product Safety Council Monthly Call

Please join the monthly AAFA Product Safety Council calls to discuss the latest product safety and chemical management issues facing the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

7/16/2024 1:00:00 PM

July 23, 2024 07:30 AM

Social Responsibility Committee July 2024 Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Dearborn, MI

7/23/2024 7:30:00 AM

July 23, 2024 12:30 PM

Environmental Committee July 2024 Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Dearborn, MI

7/23/2024 12:30:00 PM

Aug. 1, 2024 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Bi-Weekly Call

Bi-Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/1/2024 12:00:00 PM

Aug. 6, 2024 11:00 AM

Brand Protection Council Monthly Call

Join us for monthly Brand Protection Council calls to discuss the latest brand protection, counterfeit, and intellectual property rights issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/6/2024 11:00:00 AM

Aug. 14, 2024 02:00 PM

Environmental Committee Monthly Call

Please join us for monthly AAFA Environmental Committee calls to discuss the latest environmental sustainability issues facing the industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/14/2024 2:00:00 PM

CSR Partnership with WRAP

Meet AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)! Here you’ll access the tools and research reports we’ve developed in partnership to provide AAFA members with actionable guidance to move beyond compliance in their global supply chains.

News

FEATURED

May. 14, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Reacts to Report That Will Only Lead to Greater Inflation

AAFA responds to the long-awaited release the results of the four-year review of the China Section 301 tariffs by USTR.

May. 30, 2024

AAFA Submits CBP Comments on Copyrights and Trademarks

On behalf of its member companies, AAFA provided comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding feedback to the agency’s current information collection activities as it relates to copyrights and trademarks.

May. 22, 2024

AAFA Recommends Science-Based, Regulatory Process for PFAS in Defense Contracting

AAFA joined with nearly 20 other trade association to urge Members of Congress to oppose measures in the annual defense policy bill that would circumvent scienced-based principles involvement in PFAS procurement.

May. 14, 2024

Apparel and Footwear Industry Reacts to Report That Will Only Lead to Greater Inflation

AAFA responds to the long-awaited release the results of the four-year review of the China Section 301 tariffs by USTR.

Webinars

H T M Lgrid Tiles

July 18, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: AI Integrated Business Planning for Brands and Retailers

Explore the key role of readiness in handling business planning complexities, including demand, inventory, and supply chain.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/18/2024 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 1, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Passing the Smell Test: Science-Based Odor Management

Optimize performance and build brand loyalty with science-based methods for odor management, detergent effectiveness and sustainability.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/1/2024 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 8, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Weaving AI Into Traceability and Efficiency

Join AAFA & Infor's webinar on traceability, ESG, and AI-driven demand forecasting for better efficiency in fashion and retail.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/8/2024 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 15, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: Integrating Local ESG Risks Into Global Supply Chain Mgmt.

Insights and lessons from the global A&F industry: How to address dynamic local ESG risks consistently and efficiently.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/15/2024 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 29, 2024 02:00 PM

Webinar: AI-Assisted Classification, FTA Qualification, & Forced Lab

AI & new technologies are increasing the capacity of trade compliance teams & reducing risk. Learn what affordable options exist to adopt these tools

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/29/2024 2:00:00 PM

Learning Center

AAFA offers its recorded events, webinars, and lunch and learn programs on-demand for your convenience. Covering a range of innovative concepts and successful business practices, these recordings provide intelligence and action items to help your business succeed.

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