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

AAFA/WRAP Guidance for the Safe Factory Operations

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

Industry Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Traceability, transparency, and circularity aren’t just goals for the future. As our efforts accelerate, the following organizations and programs are making a difference today and every day.

Ukraine Dashboard

This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.

Supplier Resource Hub

The Supplier Resource Hub houses case studies, white papers, special articles, and more as developed by AAFA supplier members.

AAFA Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers 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.

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.

AAFA/WRAP Guidance for the Safe Factory Operations

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

Events

Virtual Footwear Workshop, Oct 19, 2022, 1 pm
H T M Lgrid Tiles

Aug. 16, 2022 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee August Conference Call 2022

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

8/16/2022 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 22, 2022 11:00 AM

AAFA Member-Only Briefing on Sri Lanka

AAFA Member-Only Briefing on Sri Lanka from USAID

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/22/2022 11:00:00 AM

Aug. 23, 2022 10:00 AM

AAFA Member-Only Briefing on Myanmar

Please join AAFA for a member briefing on the current state of play in Myanmar

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/23/2022 10:00:00 AM

Aug. 23, 2022 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

8/23/2022 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 25, 2022 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 28

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

8/25/2022 12:00:00 PM

Aug. 30, 2022 11:00 AM

Briefing: USPTO’s China IP Legislation and Case Law Update

Join us for a USPTO member-only Briefing on China IP Issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

8/30/2022 11:00:00 AM

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

Jun. 13, 2022

Apparel and Footwear Industry Welcomes Vital Reforms to Rectify Shipping Misconduct

AAFA praised House passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) in the House today. Today’s action clears it for signature into law by President Biden.

Jul. 21, 2022

AAFA Testifies Before ITC Regarding Impact of Section 232 and 301 Tariffs

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar testimony, delivered before U.S. ITC on the economic Impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries.

Jul. 18, 2022

AAFA Submitted Comments on Maine Law 1503

AAFA submitted comments on Maine Law 1503 - An Act to Stop Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution Concept Draft, highlighting several issues with the rulemaking process.

Jul. 18, 2022

AAFA Submits Comments to Defense Department Study on Contracting Finance

AAFA Submitted Comments for a Defense Department Study Outlining Concerns Regarding the Health of the Domestic Manufacturing Industrial Base.

Webinars

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Aug. 11, 2022 02:00 PM

Webinar: Cotton Origin Market Insights

Join us as we present cotton origin market insights from 1000 samples collected Spring 2022 across 50 different brands and retailers compared against

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/11/2022 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 18, 2022 02:00 PM

Webinar: Reducing Manual Tasks using PLM Westmoor Manufacturing

Hear Westmoor Manufacturing's story about digital transformation and how they reduced manual tasks and errors with PLM.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/18/2022 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 25, 2022 02:00 PM

Webinar: The Secret Sauce for Better Apparel & Footwear Operations

It’s an exciting and challenging time to be in the apparel/footwear industry. Customer expectations surrounding brand quality, availability, and susta

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/25/2022 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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