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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Apr. 06, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry CEO Counters Administration Response

The American Apparel & Footwear Association’s President and CEO Rick Helfenbein released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement.

Apr. 13, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter Seeking Clarification on North Korea Forced Labor FAQs

An industry coalition working hard to eliminate forced labor is seeking clarifications to achieve better compliance with new North Korean sanctions legislation (CAATSA).

Apr. 11, 2018

AAFA Testifies on Consumer Product Safety Commission Priorities

AAFA testifies before the Consumer Product Safety Commission on its budget and priorities for fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

Apr. 09, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter to Vermont Governor on S.B. 103

AAFA joined with 11 other trade associations in urging Governor Scott to veto S.B. 103.

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

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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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Apr. 24, 2018 10:00 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting

On April 24, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

4/24/2018 10:00:00 AM

Apr. 30, 2018 06:00 PM

Government Contracts Committee Spring 2018 Meeting

Join AAFA in Savannah, GA for the GCC Spring 2018 Meeting.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Savannah, GA

4/30/2018 6:00:00 PM

May 15, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee May 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

5/15/2018 3:00:00 PM

May 31, 2018 09:00 AM

Product Safety Seminar

This program supports the development of a comprehensive risk-based approach in order to achieve confidence in your compliance systems.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

5/31/2018 9:00:00 AM

June 14, 2018 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June 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

6/14/2018 3:00:00 PM

June 19, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee June 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

6/19/2018 3:00:00 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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Webinars

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May 10, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Children's Safety - Evaluating Potential Hazards

Discover what tests and evaluations are involved in the more dangerous parts of children's clothing.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/10/2018 2:00:00 PM

May 17, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility

This webinar will discuss pressing trends in CSR and explore their implications, solutions, and prospects for the future.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/17/2018 2:00:00 PM

May 23, 2018 12:00 PM

Webinar: Addressing Forced Labor Risks

Learn how companies can start extending their supply chain risk assessments to pre-employment stages of recruitment.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/23/2018 12:00:00 PM