Supply Chain & Manufacturing

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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Nov. 08, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Congratulates Biden and Harris While Stressing Unity and COVID Relief

AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar issued the following statement in response to the news that former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris have been elected as President and Vice President of the United States of America.

Nov. 23, 2020

AAFA Encourages New Mexico Government to Adopt Safe Retail Policies

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to the Governor of New Mexico, urging the adoption of safe retail policies to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Nov. 09, 2020

AAFA Supports FMSCA Young Trucker Pilot Proposal

AAFA submitted comments supporting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed pilot to train 18, 19, and 20 year-olds to be truckers. Currently, the minimum age is 21. The pilot program is the first step towards providing youn

Nov. 08, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Congratulates Biden and Harris While Stressing Unity and COVID Relief

AAFA president and CEO Steve Lamar issued the following statement in response to the news that former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris have been elected as President and Vice President of the United States of America.

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. NEW! Ask your representatives to support tariff relief in coordination with COVID-19 stimulus relief. We also have letters to urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and to show your company’s support for the ILO/IFC Better Work Program. Let us help you contact Congress!

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Tools & Research

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COVID-19 What to Consider and What’s Being Done

The AAFA team is dedicated to providing you with timely coronavirus (COVID-19) resources to help protect your teams, your consumers, and your supply chains.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

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

U.S. Labeling Resources

Below is a list of helpful links to the relevant rules, regulations, and guides available for labeling apparel, footwear, textiles, and fashion accessories for the U.S. market.

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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Dec. 1, 2020 02:00 PM

AAFA Transportation Group Call on Port Delays

Join AAFA’s Transportation Group for a member-only call on growing port delays, and the underlying issues causing them.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

12/1/2020 2:00:00 PM

Dec. 3, 2020 12:00 PM

Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 30

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

12/3/2020 12:00:00 PM

Dec. 8, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 58

Weekly member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

12/8/2020 1:00:00 PM

Dec. 8, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee December Conference Call 2020

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

12/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Dec. 10, 2020 12:00 PM

Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 31

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

12/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

Dec. 17, 2020 12:00 PM

Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 32

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

12/17/2020 12:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Dec. 3, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Symphonization: A New Social Compliance Paradigm Post-COVID

Join AAFA’s CSR Partner WRAP to learn about a new paradigm for social compliance in the post-pandemic world.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

Dec. 9, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Pushing the Limits for Technical Apparel: Klim’s PLM Story

This webinar will discover how Klim fueled its growth while remaining grounded and committed to its mission to create protective and lifesaving gear.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/9/2020 2:00:00 PM

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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