Supply Chain

As the industry’s source for supply chain compliance, AAFA helps you stay ahead of sustainability and social responsibility matters, chemical management, transportation and logistics, and more.

News

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Jul. 27, 2017

AAFA Applauds Removal of Border Adjustment Tax from Tax Reform Discussions

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions.

Jul. 31, 2017

AAFA Supports Proposed FTC Textile Labeling Rule Change

The American Apparel & Footwear Association strongly supports the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposal to update the textile labeling rules.

Jul. 27, 2017

AAFA Applauds Removal of Border Adjustment Tax from Tax Reform Discussions

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions.

Jul. 11, 2017

AAFA Joins Multi Association Initiative To Defend Berry Footwear Provision

AAFA joined with 15 other associations and organizations to oppose an amendment that would have undermined a crucial Berry Amendment footwear requirement in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing supply chain issues for our industry today. Urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and show your company’s support for the ILO/IFC Better Work Program. Let us help you contact Congress!

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Tools & Research

FEATURED

Restricted Substance List (RSL)

This RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.

State-Specific Resources

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

Restricted Substance List (RSL)

This RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.

Events

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Sep. 12, 2017 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee September Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/12/2017 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 19, 2017 03:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Conference Call

The Social Responsibility Committee will hold its quarterly call to review the CSR issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming month

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/19/2017 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 28, 2017 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee September Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/28/2017 3:00:00 PM

Oct. 4, 2017 10:00 AM

AAFA Footwear Workshop

Back by popular demand! AAFA's annual Footwear Workshop will return to New Balance in Lawrence, MA, October 4, 2017.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Lawrence, MA

10/4/2017 10:00:00 AM

Oct. 10, 2017 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee October Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

10/10/2017 3:00:00 PM

Oct. 19, 2017 08:00 AM

AAFA Product Safety and Compliance Conference

AAFA brings together industry leaders to educate factories and suppliers in Vietnam.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Ho Chi Minh City

10/19/2017 8:00:00 AM

Request for Comments

Before the government implements changes to various compliance processes, agencies often solicit comments, offering industry opportunities to provide feedback on the impact of proposed rule or process changes. AAFA provides comments on behalf of the industry. We also encourage you to submit comments directly. Here is where we share the requests for comments by agency and by deadline.

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Webinars

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Aug. 23, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar Let's Talk Technology To Reduce Cost & Improve Speed

Let's Talk Technology: Approaches to Reducing Cost and Improving Speed to Market in Your Supply Chain

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/23/2017 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 21, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar: A Practical Guide To Chemical Management

This webinar shares an approach to chemical management with a goal of rooting out all harmful chemicals from your supply chain and products.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/21/2017 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 26, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar: What's in YOUR Brand?

This webinar will focus on the right end goals of chemical management in clothing and footwear using a transparent approach.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/26/2017 2:00:00 PM